Melamine resins and their application in electron microscopy.

  title={Melamine resins and their application in electron microscopy.},
  author={Dieter Froesch and Christel Westphal},
  journal={Electron microscopy reviews},
  volume={2 2},
Melamine resins are derived from the heterocyclic compound triaminotriazine, C3H6N6. Similar to proteins in structure and reactivity, water-soluble melamine resins can be used as water-embedding media for electron microscopy (Bachhuber and Frösch, 1983). The idea behind this approach was to study some of the artefacts of traditional embedding techniques and to work out conditions to eliminate as far as possible denaturing of proteins and extraction of lipids. Sectioned cells and tissues… CONTINUE READING