A wash bottle is a squeeze bottle with a nozzle, used in a lab setting to rinse various pieces of laboratory glassware, such as test tubes and round bottom flasks. They can also be used to store and dispense certain lab chemicals, like distilled water or specific cleaning solutions.
Are all wash bottles heat resistant?
Not all wash bottles are heat resistant. Those made from LDPE (low-density polyethylene) are typically not suitable for use with hot liquids. If you require a heat-resistant wash bottle, look for one made from a suitable material like borosilicate glass.
Can I use the same wash bottle for different types of liquids?
It's best to use a different wash bottle for each type of liquid to prevent cross-contamination. Many labs use labels or color-coded caps to identify the contents of each bottle easily.
Can wash bottles be autoclaved?
Not all wash bottles can be autoclaved. Those made of certain types of plastic, such as polypropylene, may withstand autoclaving. However, always check the manufacturer's instructions to ensure a wash bottle is autoclavable before doing so.