VectaMount® AQ Aqueous Mounting Medium

SKU Unit Size Price Qty
H-5501-60 60 ml

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VectaMount AQ Mounting Medium (H-5501) is a hardsetting mounting medium developed for use with enzymatic substrates, such as AEC, ImmPACT® AEC, and ImmPACT AMEC Red, whose reaction products are soluble in alcohol or other organic solvents. In applications where aqueous mounting is preferred, VectaMount AQ is suitable for use with other substrates such as DAB, Vector® SG, BCIP/NBT, Vector Red, ImmPACT Vector Red, Vector Blue, ImmPACT DAB, ImmPACT DAB EqV, and ImmPACT SG.


  • For aqueous mounting
  • Compatible with many horseradish peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase substrates



More Information
Unit Size 60 ml
Applications Immunohistochemistry / Immunocytochemistry, In situ hybridization
Recommended Usage VectaMount AQ Mounting Medium may also be stored at 2 - 8 ºC but warming to room temperature is recommended before use. To avoid bubbles, do not shake bottle. Invert bottle and dispense drops, keeping constant pressure on the bottle. If there are any bubbles in the bottle tip, dispense and discard several drops before use. Squeeze one or two drops of VectaMount AQ onto the stained preparation. Coverslip and allow mounting medium to disperse over the entire section. Recap bottle when not in use. VectaMount AQ dries completely after slides are coverslipped. Sections may be viewed immediately, but generally 10-15 minutes are required for the coverslip to become immobilized and several hours for VectaMount AQ to completely harden. If air bubbles are present, or if a drying artifact develops on the slide during prolonged storage, coverslips can be removed and the sections remounted. Mounted coverslips can be easily removed by soaking in buffer (PBS or TBS).Mounted slides can be stored at room temperature for at least 1 year without the substrate fading.
Recommended Storage Room Temperature*
Mounting Aqueous (Hardening)
Antifade No



Technical Information

VectaMount AQ is simple to use, requires no mixing, and preserves the color and clarity of the substrates. Stained sections mounted with VectaMount AQ can be stored in a slide box at room temperature for at least 2 years without fading.


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