Desiccator with bottles

Nalgene desiccators are a safe and affordable alternative to glass desiccators. They're shatterproof and light weight for safety and ease of handling. If you move desiccators around the lab between work stations, you'll appreciate the weight difference between a Thermo Scientific Nalgene plastic desiccator and its glass equivalent. You'll also be impressed with the cost difference. A Nalgene vacuum desiccator can easily save you 60% on the purchase price versus glass, and protect you and your staff from personal injury and the related costs tied to the fragility and heavy weight of glass alternatives.

Which desiccator is best for your application?

Nalgene Classic Design Desiccator with Vacuum Capability Nalgene Desiccator with Vacuum Capability Nalgene Autoclavable Desiccator, Large Nalgene Autoclavable Desiccator, Small Nalgene Desiccator Cabinets
Tough PC construction can take a beating. Grease-free operation with or without vacuum.  Robust PP body is compatible with all solid desiccants, for room temperature use only. Use with or without vacuum. Compatible with steam sterilization. Robust PP body is compatible with all solid desiccants. Compatible with steam sterilization. Robust PP body is compatible with all solid desiccants, in a smaller size. Clear acrylic cabinet-style for stationary bench use at room temperature, 3 sizes
Ideal for cooling hot dried items (without vacuum) and storage of hygroscopic materials (with or without vacuum), easy mobility between lab workstations; accommodates larger items; Useful for gas purging. Ideal for cooling hot dried items (without vacuum) and storage of hygroscopic materials (with or without vacuum), easy mobility between lab workstations. Ideal for cooling hot dried items and storage of sterile and/or hygroscopic materials, easy mobility between lab workstations. Autoclavable to  decontaminate between uses. Small volume dry storage and transport around the lab for reagents, small items for gravimetric analysis and other items requiring dry and/or sterile storage. Can be autoclaved to decontaminate between uses. Ideal for storing anhydrous and hygroscopic biological and chemical compounds, electronic assemblies and any components requiring dry stationary storage.
Weighs 2.2lbs/1.0Kg (versus glass approx. 18lbs/8Kg) Weighs 1.8lbs/0.8Kg Weighs 1.7lbs/0.8Kg Weighs 0.6lb/0.3Kg Weighs 13lbs/5.9Kg;     22lbs/10Kg;               31lbs/14Kg
Classic style Space ship style Space ship style Space ship style Cabinet style
Chamber size 250mm (10") ID x 200mm (11") H  Chamber size 246mm (9.9") ID x 143mm (5.6") H  Chamber size
246mm (9.9") ID x 143mm (5.6") H  
Chamber size
150mm (9.9") ID x 87mm (3.4") H 
12" x 12"
(305mm x 305mm) footprint available in three heights and 2-4 shelves
Clear PC cover and base, red silicone o-ring gasket, PP stopcock Clear PC cover, blue PP base with stopcock Clear PC cover with blue PP base Clear PC cover with blue PP base Acrylic with stainless steel hardware, neoprene gasket
Holds vacuum of 28" Hg (71.1cm) for 24 hours Holds vacuum of 28" Hg (71.1cm) for 24 hours No vacuum No vacuum No vacuum
Use with or without vacuum  Use with or without vacuum  No vacuum No vacuum No vacuum
Gasket seal; grease-free operation No gasket;  requires  grease No gasket; requires  grease No gasket; requires  grease Gasket seal; grease-free operation
Do not autoclave Do not autoclave Autoclavable Autoclavable Do not autoclave
Requires 230 mm desiccator plate sold separately Requires 230 mm desiccator plate sold separately Requires 230 mm desiccator plate sold separately Comes with
aluminum plate
No desiccator plate required

Nalgene Desiccator Plate

The 230mm Nalgene desiccator plate is constructed of ceramic enamel–coated metal. It can withstand temperatures up to 900°C without damage and is shatterproof. For use with the Nalgene Classic Design Desiccator (5333-0250) and 250mm Nalgene Blue desiccators (5309-0250 and 5310-0250) .

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