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Canada balsam, is used in film forming and masking. It is also used as a mounting media for microscopy. It is also used in chemical, Pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical intermediate and research. Canada Balsam is used in the preparation of slide mounts. A turpentine made of resin which is dissolved in essential oils.
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WD Fleming. V.Synthetic Mounting Medium of High Refractive Index. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. 1943, 63, (1-2), 34-37.
Hazard Statements: H227
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant