What replaces the bodily fluids, blood and fats during plastination?

Question

What do you call the compound substance to replace the bodily fluids, blood and fats during plastination?

Answer

To reply to your question, I believe the compound substance that replaces the bodily fluids, blood and fats during plastination is called Acetone, in a process called "Dehydration". After dehydration, the acetone itself is also replaced by a reactive polymer (like silicone rubber), through a process called "Forced Impregnation". The entire process of plastination is actually very well summarized in an article in CurioCity itself, by Krysta Levac. This article also has further links that you can look up if you are more interested in this amazing phenomenon.

Answered By: Harman Sawhney

You can read a full article about plastination on CurioCity at http://explorecuriocity.org/Explore/ArticleId/626.

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