I have an Inconel 600 plate sample mounted in epoxy (for metallographic
examination), however I learned too late that my boss wants SEM images
of some features on the plate. I'm looking for a solvent that can
dissolve the cured epoxy while not harming the Inconel sample. Of
course I Googled it before I posted here, and the only real hit I got
was some DIY website that said hot MEK will dissolve cured epoxy. Is
this claim accurate? Also, what are the hazards associated with
heating MEK, aside from the volatility/noxious fumes? Is there any
risk of it reacting unfavorably with the Inconel or the epoxy?
Thank you in advance.
17 years ago