What are mordents? Give example.

Asked by pb_ckt | 14th Apr, 2019, 09:22: PM

Expert Answer:

mordant or dye fixative is a substance used to bind dyes on tissues by forming a coordination complex with the dye, which then attaches to the tissue. It may be used for intensifying stains in cell or tissue preparations.
 
Examples:
  • Tannic acid
  • Alum
  • Chrome alum
  • Sodium chloride
  • Salts of aluminum, chromium, copper, iron, iodine, potassium, sodium, and tin
  • Iodine 

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 14th Apr, 2019, 10:38: PM