Dropper Bottle

Nalgene dropper bottles come in a variety of formats and volumes to meet a broad range of lab applications. Dropper bottles with colored screw-on caps provide controlled, measured (40µL*) dispensing, one drop at a time.

They're available in small quantity lab packs or convenient bulk packs for packaging applications. They come in natural translucent low density polyethylene (LDPE) or opaque white LDPE to protect light sensitive reagents from exposure. These dropper bottles are suitable for most biotech, diagnostic and pharmaceutical applications.

Thermo Scientific Nalgene LDPE dropper bottles with tethered caps are our most popular lab reagent drop dispensing bottles. Available in sizes ranging from 15mL to 250mL, and made from high quality lab grade LDPE plastic resin materials, these droppers are useful for containing and dispensing a wide range of lab reagents including most acids, bases and alcohols.

For faster dispensing by the drop or in a stream, and to access harder-to-reach places with your reagent, try the Nalgene dropper bottle with our bulb-transfer pipet style cap assembly.

Need a dropper bottle you can sterilize? The Nalgene polypropylene copolymer (PPCO) dropper bottle is autoclavable. It's also compatible with a wide range of lab chemicals. This bottle dispenses in a fine, steady stream rather than drop-wise.

For more aggressive chemicals or high purity reagent dispensing, choose the Nalgene fluoropolymer FEP dropper. Made from high purity FEP resin material, these droppers are compatible with virtually any chemical and are usable over an incredibly wide temperature range of -105°C to +150°C. Dispenses only one drop at a time. Captive spout cap stays in place when the bottle is squeezed preventing accidental dispensing.

All of our Nalgene dropper bottles are manufactured in our ISO 13485:2003 registered manufacturing facilities. Most of our plastic resin materials are DMF registered and meet a number of regulatory specifications including: USP Class VI, EP monographs, EU food-contact directives, CONEG, RoHS, CA Prop 65, SARA Title III Sec. 313, and 21 CFR pt 177. For regulatory claims and certifications applicable to specific Nalgene dropper bottles, contact   Nalgene Regulatory Support.

Nalgene LDPE dropping bottle with colored caps (2750 & 2752 series) Nalgene white LDPE dropping bottle with colored caps (2751 & 2753 series) Nalgene LDPE dropping bottle with tethered cap (2411-series) Nalgene LDPE dropper bottle with bulb-pipet dropping cap (2416-series) Nalgene PPCO dropping bottle with tethered cap (DS2420-series) Nalgene FEP dropping bottle with tethered cap (2414-0030)
Small volume solutions requiring measured drops Light sensitive, small volume solutions requiring measured drops Lab reagents, larger volumes, drop-wise dispensing Lab reagents, drop or stream dispensing, harder to reach reagent destinations Dispensing sterile solutions Aggressive chemicals and high-purity reagents
LDPE bottle & dispensing tip, PP cap LDPE bottle & dispensing tip, PP cap LDPE bottle/PP closure & cap LDPE bottle & dropper shaft/neoprene bulb/PP closure PPCO bottle/blue PP closure & cap FEP bottle/ETFE closure & cap
Colored screw-on  spout caps Colored screw-on  spout caps Tethered snap-on spout cap Screw cap with dropper assembly Tethered snap-on spout cap Tethered snap-on spout cap
Milky white translucent bottle Opaque white bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Hazy white translucent bottle
4mL–15mL 4mL–15mL 15mL–250mL 60mL–125ml 125mL–250mL 30mL
40µL drop dispensed 40µL drop dispensed Drop-wise dispensing Drop or stream dispensing Fine stream dispensing Drop-wise dispensing
Leakproof** Leakproof** Leakproof** Not leakproof Leakproof** Leakproof**
Temp range -76°C to 70°C Temp range -76°C to 70°C Temp range -76°C to 70°C Temp range -76°C to 70°C Temp range -40oC to 121oC Temp range -105oC to 150oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1580
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene LDPE dropping bottle with colored caps (2750 & 2752 series) Nalgene white LDPE dropping bottle with colored caps (2751 & 2753 series) Nalgene LDPE dropping bottle with tethered cap (2411-series) Nalgene LDPE dropper bottle with bulb-pipet dropping cap (2416-series) Nalgene PPCO dropping bottle with tethered cap (DS2420-series) Nalgene FEP dropping bottle with tethered cap (2414-0030)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G E
Bases/alkali E E E E E E
Esters G G G G G E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic F F F F F E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N N E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N E
Ketones, aromatic N N N N N E
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F F E

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20 oC.
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.

Footnote:
1. HDPE and LDPE are acceptable for: nonacid, aqueous products; may contain salt, sugar or both (pH above 5.0). Dairy products and modifications; oil-in-water emulsions, high or low fat. Moist bakery products with surface containing no free fat or oil. Dry solids with the surfaces containing no free fat or oil (no end-test required) and under all conditions as described in Table 2 of FDA Regulation 177.1520 except condition A - high temperature sterilization (e.g. over 100° C / 212° F)

*Dispensing tip drop volumes are based on water; viscosity affects drop size.
**The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."


Nalgene bulk pack dropping bottles with colored closures

Nalgene LDPE dropping bottles with colored caps are also available bulk packed with each component (bottle, cap and dropper tip) sold separately. Tips are available to provide 40uL or 50uL drop sizes.* Suitable for reagent packaging applications.  


Nalgene LDPE disposable droppers are molded in one piece to provide excellent drop formation, non-wetting tip and visible liquid level. Chemically compatible with most acids, bases and alcohols.  Delivers 30 to 35 drops per mL with approximately 68mL capacity.

Support

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