Narrow Mouth Bottles

Nalgene narrow-mouth laboratory bottles are iconic, and used in labs throughout the world. The narrow mouth provides more controlled pouring than wide-mouth bottles, and every one comes with our leakproof* guarantee.

Choose from our rugged lab-quality bottles and large lab bottles, lower cost lighter-weight economy bottles, and space-saving square options. Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles are made only from the highest quality plastic materials that meet pharmaceutical, laboratory and food grade standards; our plastic resins are selected to minimize additives and reduce potential leachables. 

Nalgene 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. Nalgene containers are made from a wide variety of plastic types to meet the needs of virtually any laboratory application.

For help selecting the Nalgene bottle that's perfect for your lab applications, use our online selection guide or for personal assistance, contact the   Nalgene technical support team.

Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Lab Quality Bottle (2006-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2002-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Lab Quality Bottle (2004-series) Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2003-series) Narrow-Mouth Round FEP Bottle (1600-series) Narrow-Mouth Round PFA Bottle (1630-series)
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, most popular reagent bottle Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions, good chemical resistance Squeezably flexible, good chemical resistance Exceptional chemical resistance and inertness, wide temp range,  high cost Exceptional chemical resistance and inertness, widest temp range, high cost
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
LDPE bottle
PP Closure
FEP bottle
ETFE Closure
PFA bottle
PFA Closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
Milky white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Semi-rigid Semi-rigid Semi-rigid Flexible Flexible Flexible
4mL–1L 4mL–1L 4mL–1L 8mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range -40oC to 121oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 80oC Temp range -270oC to 150oC Temp range -270oC to 250oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use 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 177.1550 for food use No food use compliance
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk,
unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
   

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Lab Quality Bottle (2006-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2002-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Lab Quality Bottle (2004-series) Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2003-series) Narrow-Mouth Round FEP Bottle (1600-series) Narrow-Mouth Round PFA Bottle (1630-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G E E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G E E
Bases/alkali E E E E E E
Esters G G G G E E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G F E E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N E E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N E E
Ketones, aromatic N N N N E E
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F E 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 20oC. 
 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)

*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 Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."

Narrow-Mouth Large Round PPCO Bottle
(2203-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round Amber Bottle
(2204-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Bottle
(2202-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round PC Bottle
(2205-series)
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions.
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable
Good chemical resistance, lower cost Excellent clarity for viewing contents,
superior impact resistance, autoclavable
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
Amber PPCO bottle
amber or white closure
LDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP Closure
Milky white translucent Opaque amber bottle Milky white translucent Clear 
2L–8L 2L–8L 2L–8L 500mL–8L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 80oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1580
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  Contains BPA
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Large Round Bottle (2203-series) Narrow-Mouth Large Round Amber Bottle (2204-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Lab Quality Bottle (2202-series) Large Narrow-Mouth Round Bottle (2205-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E G
Aldehydes G G G F
Bases/alkali E E E N
Esters G G G N
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G F G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)

*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 Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."

Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Economy Bottle
(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Economy Bottle (2089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Economy Bottle Bulk Pack (332089-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Economy Bottle (DS2085-series)
Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications, autoclavable Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications Bulk packed for additional cost savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications  Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions. Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Opaque amber bottle
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 125mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
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
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle (2087-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle (2089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle Bulk Pack (332089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Amber Economy Bottle (DS2085-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E
Esters G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)

*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."

Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottles
(2016-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle
(2018-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2122-series)
Good chemical resistance, graduated, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, graduated Window clear, superior impact resistance, graduated, autoclavable Window clear, graduated, sterile
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP closure
PETG bottle
HDPE Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Window clear Window clear
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Temp range
-40oC to 70oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
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 177.1520
for food use2
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  contains BPA  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottles
(2016-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square 
Lab Quality Bottle
(2018-series)
Narrow-Mouth 
Square Bottle 
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth 
Square Bottle 
(2122-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E G
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G N N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E G G
Aldehydes G G F G
Bases/alkali E E N N
Esters G G N F
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)
2. PETG is acceptable for alcoholic foods containing not more than 15% by volume alcohol; fill and storage temperature not to exceed 49oC(120oF). Nonalcoholic foods of hot fill not to exceed 82oC(180F) and 49oC(120F) in storage.  Not suitable for carbonated beverages or beer or packaging food requiring thermal processing.

*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."

Select the Nalgene Dilution Bottle that works for you

Nalgene dilution bottles make 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions simple. Graduated at 90mL and 99mL, with plenty of head space for reagent additions after dilution, often eliminating the need to transfer diluted samples to another container for further process steps.

Polypropylene copolymer (PPCO) dilutions bottles offer the best chemical resistance and will hold up to Tween exposure even at high temperatures.

Polysulfone (PSF) dilution bottles for better clarity and easier liquid level viewing and for their higher graduation accuracy (PSF ±1ml versus PPCO ±4mL). 

Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Lab Quality Bottle (2006-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2002-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Lab Quality Bottle (2004-series) Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2003-series) Narrow-Mouth Round FEP Bottle (1600-series) Narrow-Mouth Round PFA Bottle (1630-series)
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, most popular reagent bottle Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions, good chemical resistance Squeezably flexible, good chemical resistance Exceptional chemical resistance and inertness, wide temp range,  high cost Exceptional chemical resistance and inertness, widest temp range, high cost
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
LDPE bottle
PP Closure
FEP bottle
ETFE Closure
PFA bottle
PFA Closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
Milky white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Semi-rigid Semi-rigid Semi-rigid Flexible Flexible Flexible
4mL–1L 4mL–1L 4mL–1L 8mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range -40oC to 121oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 80oC Temp range -270oC to 150oC Temp range -270oC to 250oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use 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 177.1550 for food use No food use compliance
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk,
unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
   

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Lab Quality Bottle (2006-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2002-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Lab Quality Bottle (2004-series) Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Lab Quality Bottle (2003-series) Narrow-Mouth Round FEP Bottle (1600-series) Narrow-Mouth Round PFA Bottle (1630-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G E E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G E E
Bases/alkali E E E E E E
Esters G G G G E E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G F E E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N E E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N E E
Ketones, aromatic N N N N E E
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F E 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 20oC. 
 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)

*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 Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."

Narrow-Mouth Large Round PPCO Bottle
(2203-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round Amber Bottle
(2204-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round LDPE Bottle
(2202-series)
Large Narrow-Mouth Round PC Bottle
(2205-series)
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions.
Good chemical resistance, autoclavable
Good chemical resistance, lower cost Excellent clarity for viewing contents,
superior impact resistance, autoclavable
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
Amber PPCO bottle
amber or white closure
LDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP Closure
Milky white translucent Opaque amber bottle Milky white translucent Clear 
2L–8L 2L–8L 2L–8L 500mL–8L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 80oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1580
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  Contains BPA
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Large Round Bottle (2203-series) Narrow-Mouth Large Round Amber Bottle (2204-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Lab Quality Bottle (2202-series) Large Narrow-Mouth Round Bottle (2205-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E G
Aldehydes G G G F
Bases/alkali E E E N
Esters G G G N
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G F G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)

*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 Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."

Narrow-Mouth Round PPCO Economy Bottle
(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Economy Bottle (2089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round HDPE Economy Bottle Bulk Pack (332089-series) Narrow-Mouth  Round Amber Economy Bottle (DS2085-series)
Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications, autoclavable Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications Bulk packed for additional cost savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications  Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions. Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Opaque amber bottle
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 125mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
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
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle (2087-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle (2089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle Bulk Pack (332089-series) Narrow-Mouth Round Amber Economy Bottle (DS2085-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E
Esters G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)

*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."

Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottles
(2016-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle
(2018-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2122-series)
Good chemical resistance, graduated, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, graduated Window clear, superior impact resistance, graduated, autoclavable Window clear, graduated, sterile
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP closure
PETG bottle
HDPE Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Window clear Window clear
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Temp range
-40oC to 70oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
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 177.1520
for food use2
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  contains BPA  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottles
(2016-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square 
Lab Quality Bottle
(2018-series)
Narrow-Mouth 
Square Bottle 
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth 
Square Bottle 
(2122-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E G
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G N N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E G G
Aldehydes G G F G
Bases/alkali E E N N
Esters G G N F
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

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 20oC. 
 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)
2. PETG is acceptable for alcoholic foods containing not more than 15% by volume alcohol; fill and storage temperature not to exceed 49oC(120oF). Nonalcoholic foods of hot fill not to exceed 82oC(180F) and 49oC(120F) in storage.  Not suitable for carbonated beverages or beer or packaging food requiring thermal processing.

*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."

Select the Nalgene Dilution Bottle that works for you

Nalgene dilution bottles make 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions simple. Graduated at 90mL and 99mL, with plenty of head space for reagent additions after dilution, often eliminating the need to transfer diluted samples to another container for further process steps.

Polypropylene copolymer (PPCO) dilutions bottles offer the best chemical resistance and will hold up to Tween exposure even at high temperatures.

Polysulfone (PSF) dilution bottles for better clarity and easier liquid level viewing and for their higher graduation accuracy (PSF ±1ml versus PPCO ±4mL). 

Nalgene Fluorinated High-Density Polyethylene (FLPE) Bottles

Fluorinated inside and out for improved barrier properties and reduced solvent adsorption and permeation. Thermo Scientific Nalgene Fluorinated Narrow-Mouth HDPE Bottles with Closure are a cost effective alternative to costly fluoropolymer containers. Fluorination enhances long-term container performance, prevents permeation loss and yields lower extractables when used with organic solvents. Available in narrow-mouth and wide-mouth formats.


Narrow-Mouth


Wide-Mouth 


2L Wide-Mouth 

Technical support

For assistance choosing products appropriate for your application, please speak with a Nalgene Technical Support Representative team by phone at +1.585.586.8800 or (1.800.625.4327 US toll free), or email your request to
   technicalsupport@thermofisher.com.

In Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom please contact technical support by phone at +800 1234 9696 (toll free) or +49.6184.90.6321, or email your request to   techsupport.labproducts.eu@thermofisher.com.

Regulatory Support:  For regulatory documentation of product or material claims, please contact Nalgene Regulatory Support at   RocRegSupport@thermofisher.com.

Resources

Additional resources
  • Break the Glass Habit Brochure
  • Bottle and Carboy Selection Guide
  • Plastic Properties Reference Magnet
  • Plastic Labware Chemical Resistance Wall Poster

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