Freezing container, Nalgene® Mr. Frosty

H × diam. 86 mm × 117 mm




H × diam.

86 mm × 117 mm

General description

Polycarbonate container, blue high-density polyethylene closure, white high-density polyethylene vial holder, and foam insert.

Provides the critical, repeatable, 1°C/min cooling rate required for successful cryopreservation of cells. Easy to use in any mechanical freezer. Container is imprinted with graphic instructions. Requires only isopropyl alcohol. Rigid vial holder keeps vials from contacting alcohol, preventing contamination by wicking. Vial holder floats to allow thawing in a water bath. Numbers molded for identification.

All components withstand repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Stackable.


Freezing container, Nalgene Mr. Frosty may be used for freezing plant cells, protoplasts , PBMC (peripheral blood mononuclear cell) .


Holds 18 x 1.2 and 2.0 mL cryovials

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What alcohol should I use with Mr. Frosty, Product C1562 (Freezing container, Nalgene®)?

    We recommend using 2-propanol, commonly known as isopropanol. Among our product listings for 2-propanol we offer Product No. 190764.

  4. How do I freeze my cells in a Nalgene® Mr. Frosty, freezing container, product C1562?

    Listed below are instructions for the Nalgene® Mr. Frosty freezing container.Fill the container with room-temperature 100% isopropyl alcohol to the indicated fill line and replace the foam insert and tube holder.  Insert your sample tubes into the tube holder and place the Mr. Frosty container in -70°C freezer for a minimum of 4 hours.Remove frozen tubes and place in long term storage freezer, at or below -130°C.Note: When not in use, the Mr. Frosty container should be stored at room temperature.

  5. What is the rate of cooling of the cell suspension in Product C1562, Freezing container, Nalgene®?

    The rate of cooling of 1°C/minute is based on the use of isopropanol as the alcohol bath.

  6. Can I use Product C1562, Freezing container, Nalgene®, with 5 mL freezing vials?

    Product No. C1562 is designed for use with 1.2 and 2 mL freezing vials.  It cannot be used with 5 mL freezing vials.  Nalgene no longer offers the Mr. Frosty in the 5 mLsize.

  7. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  8. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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