Designed for use with the entire portfolio of Thermo Scientific Nunc and Nalgene cryogenic storage tubes, Nalgene™ Mr. Frosty™ freezing containers provide simple cooling of samples at the optimal rate to preserve cells.

Download the Mr. Frosty specification sheet

Features of the Mr. Frosty Freezing Container

Optimal cooling

Provides critical, repeatable -1˚C/ minute cooling rate required for successful cell cryopreservation and recovery.

Easy and safe

Fill to the designated line with 100% isopropyl alcohol and place in your mechanical freezer. Samples never touch the alcohol - no risk of label or printing removal.


Units and inserts available for 1.0, 1.2, 1.8, 2.0, 3.6, 4.5 and 5.0mL tubes, the Mr. Frosty freezing container provides the widest tube compatibility available. Holds 12 or 18 tubes.

Available Thermo Scientific Mr. Frosty Freezing Containers


Cat. #5100-0001

Cat. #5100-0036

Cat. #5100-0050

Tube compatibility 1.0 - 2.0mL tubes 3.6mL tubes 4.5 - 5.0mL tubes
Capacity 18 tubes 12 tubes 12 tubes
Vol. Isopropyl Alcohol (mL) 250 500 500
Height (mm) 86 151 151
Diameter (mm) 117 117 117
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Mr. Frosty Freezing Container Protocol Video

Our freezing containers are easy to use—requires only 100% isopropyl alcohol and a mechanical freezer

  • Screw top lid secures samples inside in the event of accidental container tipping
  • No contact with the alcohol: no wicking, no label removal and no compromise of tube hand printing