Propylene phenoxetol used as 1% aqueous solution for the preservation of animal specimens. A 1% solution is easily prepared by dissolving in hot water whilst stirring and then cooling for use. This is not a fixative and usually samples should be prefixed in Formalin before immersion in Propylene Phenoxetol.
Aqueous solutions of Propylene Phenoxetol are colourless, practically odourless and non-volatile. Colour retention of specimens is good and tissues remain soft and suitable for dissection.