Pipettes

Pipettes are tools used in liquid handling to draw, transport and dispense small amounts of liquid. They traditionally consist of a tube and bulb which uses a vacuum to hold the liquid. Pipettes are also used to measure liquid and provide a precise method for dispensing.

Pipettes are made from a glass, polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) tube. Manual pipettes use separate bulbs or pumps that are squeezable to draw the liquid into the tube, while semi-automatic or electronic pipettes have similar devices built into the pipette. Laboratory testing often relies on the accuracy and quality measurement of indicators or specimens. Find out more in our complete pipettes guide.

Types of pipette

  • Volumetric
  • Graduated
  • Oswald-Folin
  • Semi-automatic

What is a volumetric pipette?

The volumetric pipette is a device that is capable of delivering only one volume of liquid. The real advantage of the volumetric pipette is that it delivers its one-volume very accurately, precisely and reproducibly. They are made from glass and have pointed tips like an eyedropper. Volumetric pipettes are usually used in analytical chemistry and are most commonly measured in ml (milliliters).

How much liquid does a pipette hold?

We offer a wide range of differed sized pipettes. For example, 3 ml up to 250 ml. Please refer to the capacity to ensure that the pipette is suitable for your chosen application.

Disposable pipettes

Plastic pipettes are available as a cheaper alternative, which may be used as disposable pipettes. However, we would recommend reusing pipettes where possible.


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RS Stock No. 478-1781
BrandRS PRO
£32.03
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PP 10ml Yes
RS Stock No. 478-1804
BrandRS PRO
£36.48
Each
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PP 50ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3660
BrandRS PRO
£0.202
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3661
BrandRS PRO
£0.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3662
BrandRS PRO
£0.148
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3663
BrandRS PRO
£0.097
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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PE 7ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3667
BrandRS PRO
£0.097
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3672
BrandRS PRO
£0.232
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE - -
RS Stock No. 179-3664
BrandRS PRO
£0.202
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
PE 7ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3669
BrandRS PRO
£0.24
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3673
BrandRS PRO
£0.436
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
PE 6ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3656
BrandRS PRO
£0.202
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
PE 7ml Yes
RS Stock No. 201-2473
BrandRS PRO
£15.064
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Glass 100ml No
RS Stock No. 179-3665
BrandRS PRO
£0.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE 7ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3670
BrandRS PRO
£0.183
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE 5ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3675
BrandRS PRO
£0.424
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE - -
RS Stock No. 179-3677
BrandRS PRO
£0.094
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE 3ml Yes
RS Stock No. 179-3657
BrandRS PRO
£0.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE 7ml Yes
RS Stock No. 201-2474
BrandRS PRO
£15.238
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Glass 250ml No
RS Stock No. 179-3679
BrandRS PRO
£0.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
PE 3ml Yes