Glass Vials


Product Code C2005A2
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Amber and clear glass vials for use in the lab

Suitable for the storage of solvents, solutions, and samples


Clear and amber screw top borosilicate glass vials suitable for the storage of solvents, solutions, and samples. Polypropylene screw-top caps with PTFE-lined silicone septa are included for the highest level of protection when storing chemicals and aggressive solvents.

Amber Glass Vials

Amber glass vials

Perfect for storing samples that are sensitive to light exposure, completely absorbs the most harmful parts of the spectra

From £30.00

Clear Glass Vials

Clear glass vials

Great for testing the solubility or dispersability of materials, clear glass vials provide you with an unhindered view of the solution

From £30.00

Each pack contains 100 glass vials, along with 100 caps lined with septa.

Sensible Vial Sizes for the Lab

Our amber and clear glass vials come in 2 ml, 4 ml, 20 ml and 40 ml sizes. Each of these sizes has been selected for their specific uses within the lab.

2 ml glass vials

Perfect for the storage of solutions - the open cap option allows solution to be easily withdrawn through the septum for testing without having to open the vial

4 ml glass vials

Perfect for commonly-used solutions (such as filtered PEDOT:PSS), or for the storage of small quantities of materials

20 ml and 40 ml vials

Can be used for solution stocks or for the decanting and transportation of small amounts of solvents

Storing Solvents, Solutions and Samples in Glass Vials

Amber and clear glass vials with screw tops
Amber and clear glass vials with screw tops

The storage of solvents, solutions, and samples often requires the use of chemically inert materials that can create a sealed environment to house them in. The use of glass vials  with a tight-fitting impermeable septa offer the best method of storage of these materials.

The correct septa type is crucial to preserving the original condition of your stored materials - so at Ossila, we only sell PTFE-lined silicone septas.

PTFE linings offer the highest level of chemical compatibility of any lining material, and the use of silicone (over other materials) offers the lowest amount of swelling due to solvent vapours which helps maintain the integrity of the PTFE lining.

Our polypropylene caps are also resistant against solvent vapour, meaning that the cap lids will not be dissolved and end up being welded to the bottle.

For light-sensitive samples, we recommend the use of amber glass. Materials stored in amber glass vials have are likely to have significantly increased shelf lives. This is due to the darkening of the glass which results in the absorption of higher-energy parts of the visible spectrum, which are often the cause of photochemical reactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The main body of the vial is composed of borosilicate glass, which has a high chemical compatibility with most chemicals. The only chemicals that are not compatible with this areare hydrofluoric acid and concentrated hydroxide solutions. The septa within the cap assembly acts to seal the contents of the inside the vial, and is the only other part that will come in direct contact with the solution. PTFE has excellent compatibility with almost all materials with the exception of: diethyl amine, some alkali metals, fluorine, and other strong fluorinating agents.

The silicone backing of the septa and the polypropylene cap should not come into direct contact with the stored material. However, when storing solvents, vapours may escape from the vial over time. As Ossila's vial caps are made of virgin grade polypropylene, the vapours from most common solvents will not cause the cap to dissolve. This stops the vial lids from welding to the glass when storing solvents for extended periods of time.

Amber glass has an absorption edge at 500 nm, effectively blocking all blue and violet light. The absorption of amber glass continues into the infrared region of the spectra and becomes comparable with clear glass at around 1000 nm. This results in the most harmful parts of the visible spectra being completely absorbed, helping to increase the shelf life of your stored materials.

How To Clean Your Glass Vials

Over time, dust and other particles may settle within your vials if they are not stored within a clean environment. To remove any residual dust particles that may have entered the vial or cap enclosure, we recommend using short blasts of compressed air to remove these particles.

Specifications

Amber Glass Vials

Product Code C2005A1-CT/OT C2005A2 C2005A3 C2005A4
Glass Type
Amber Borosilicate
Volume
2 ml
4 ml 20 ml 40 ml
Cap
Closed / Open Top Polypropylene Closed Top Black Polypropylene
Septa Silicone with Red PTFE Lining Silicone with Natural PTFE Lining
Sterilization Autoclave at 121°C for 20 Minutes
Package Content
100 x Glass Vials, 100x Cap with Septa
Package Type Cardboard Box

Clear Glass Vials

Product Code C2005C1-CT/OT C2005C2 C2005C3 C2005C4
Glass Type
Clear Borosilicate
Volume
2 ml
4 ml 20 ml 40 ml
Cap
Closed / Open Top Polypropylene Closed Top Black Polypropylene
Septa Silicone with Red PTFE Lining Silicone with Natural PTFE Lining
Sterilization Autoclave at 121°C for 20 Minutes
Package Content
100 x Glass Vials, 100x Cap with Septa
Package Type Cardboard Box

Pricing Table (All)

Product Name Product Code Pack Size Price
Closed top 2 ml amber glass vials C2005A1-CT 100 £30.00
Open top 2 ml amber glass vials C2005A1-OT 100 £30.00
Closed top 4 ml amber glass vials C2005A2 100 £40.00
Closed top 20 ml amber glass vials C2005A3 100 £65.00
Closed top 40 ml amber glass vials C2005A4 100 £85.00
Closed top 2 ml clear glass vials C2005C1-CT 100 £30.00
Open top 2 ml clear glass vials C2005C1-OT 100 £30.00
Closed top 4 ml clear glass vials C2005C2 100 £40.00
Closed top 20 ml clear glass vials C2005C3 100 £65.00
Closed top 40 ml clear glass vials C2005C4 100 £85.00

To the best of our knowledge the technical information provided here is accurate. However, Ossila assume no liability for the accuracy of this information. The values provided here are typical at the time of manufacture and may vary over time and from batch to batch.