Screw thread vials & closures for HPLC, GC, MS applications

Screw thread vials & closures for HPLC, GC, MS applications

There’s a Thermo Scientific screw top vial for every HPLC, GC, MS instrument, application, and budget.

  • Our screw top clear and amber glass vials and plastic screw top vials are available in 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, and 13mm screw threads.
  • The most commonly used vials are 9mm, 12x32mm screw thread vials. A 12x32mm vial is also known as 1.5mL, 1.8mL, and 2.0mL vials by different manufacturers.
  • Microsampling options include using a one-piece vial with fused insert molded into the vial, or using a separate insert placed into a vial.
  • Our 13mm vials are 4mL vials for larger volumes and/or sample storage.

Screw top vials are one of several vial types used in autosamplers for automated sample injection into HPLC, GC, and MS analytical instruments. Vial type, size, dimensions, and shape of choice will depend on autosampler instrument compatibility.

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Thermo Scientific autosampler screw top vials and caps

About 8mm (8-425) standard opening screw vials

  • 2mL, 12x32mm standard opening vials
  • 8-425 thread finish
  • Smaller opening (5mm ID) has less solvent contact with septum
  • Superior quality 1st hydrolytic class glass (Type 1) in clear and amber
  • Meets all requirements of Pharm. US, EU, JPN
  • Freezes well
  • Compatible with standard GC and HPLC autosamplers, as well as older autosamplers.

8mm microsampling options

Cap and septa closures for 8mm screw vials

  • Ensure the closure type is compatible with solvents and method
  • 8mm open top caps can be used with any of our 8mm septa
  • Polypropylene caps are chemically inert and suitable for most chromatography applications
  • Flanged caps are particularly suitable for many Japanese autosamplers
  • Pre-assembled caps and septa are convenient and minimize contamination from handling

About 9mm wide opening screw top vials

  • 2mL, 12x32mm, 9mm wide opening vial
  • Wide neck opening provides easy filling and a safer larger target for the needle
  • Superior quality 1st hydrolytic class glass (Type 1) in clear and amber
  • Meets all requirements of Pharm. US, EU, JPN
  • Available silanized (deactivated) for optimal recovery of critical polar compounds
  • Compatible with virtually all HPLC and GC autosamplers

9mm microsampling options

  • Microvials (with fused inserts) and High Recovery vials (internal vial shaped for microsampling), do not need separate inserts
  • Use 6mm inserts for microsampling from standard 9mm vials
    • Polyspring inserts are self-aligning and provide a cushion against needle contact
    • Precision point insert minimizes residual sample loss
  • Also see Microvials page

Cap & septa closures for 9mm screw vials

  • Caps with bonded septa resist dislodging during injection when using large diameter blunt needles
  • Closures have the profile of a crimp or snap closure for compatibility with robotic autosamplers lifting the vials

9mm vial innovations that solve sample handling challenges

AVCS autosampler vials

Experiencing screw thread closure failures and/or sample evaporation?

Use Thermo Scientific 2 mL SureStop Vials with AVCS Caps

  • Innovative screw cap & vial design
  • Ensures proper screw cap seal every time, independent of operator
Thermo Scientific MS Certified Vial Kits

Experiencing particulate background in high-sensitivity analyses?

Use Thermo Scientific MS Certified Vial Kits

  • Cleaned, tested, and certified
  • Reduces background particulates from vials
  • Enables high-sensitivity analyses
High quality glass autosampler vials

Analyzing analytes that strongly adsorb on the glass surface or are sensitive to sample pH changes?

Use Thermo Scientific Inert Chromacol Gold Vials

  • Highest glass purity available
  • Lowest possible surface activity
  • Ultra-low adsorption and pH shift for ultra trace analysis
Autosampler vials for routine hplc

Just need a good, every day, reliable vial for high-throughput routine analysis at lower cost?

Use Thermo Scientific 2mL Routine Vials & Caps

  • Balances quality and price
  • Selection of common vials used in routine analyses

National 10mm (10-425) Wide Opening Screw Thread Vials

  • 2mL, 12x32mm 10mm wide opening screw thread vials and inserts
  • 10-425 thread finish
  • Wide neck opening design, allows easy filling,
  • Superior quality 1st hydrolytic class glass (Type 1) in clear and amber
  • Excellent storage vial due to very stable thread
  • Optional silanized (deactivated) glass provides optimal recovery of critical polar, labile or OH-interacting compounds

Microsampling

  • Requires 6mm inserts
  • Microsampling and High Recovery Vials allow maximum sample extraction without need for separate inserts
  • Polyspring inserts are self-aligning and provide a cushion against needle contact
  • Precision point insert minimizes residual sample loss
  • Also see Microvials page

Recommended for the following instruments

  • Jasco
  • PerkinElmer
  • Shimadzu
  • Varian
  • Waters

13mm (13-425) Screw Top Vials

  • Superior quality 1st hydrolytic class glass (Type 1) in clear and amber
  • 13-425 thread finish
  • Microsampling and High Recovery Vials allow maximum sample extraction without need for separate inserts
  • Also see Microvials page

13-425 Thread Caps and Septa

  • Open top caps are designed to be used with any of our 12mm septa
  • Polypropylene caps are chemically inert and suitable for most chromatography applications
  • Pre-assembled caps and septa are convenient and minimize contamination from handling

Compatible with:

  • Thermo Scientific
  • Shimadzu
  • Spark Holland, Varian
  • VWR (Merck)/Hitachi
  • Waters (Wisp 48 Position Carousel)

Not sure which vial is right for you?

Not sure which vial is right for you?

Contact with an expert to help you decide.

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SureStop Vials with AVCS Caps

No-fail screw vials

Polypropylene Polyspring for vial inserts

Properly positions your insert

One-piece Microvial Options

Microsampling options


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