Chemical Compatibility Chart


Key:
Media
R = Recommended

L = Limited Resistance

(testing before use is recommended)

N = Not Recommended

T = Test

 Silicone 
Cellulose
Acetate
Glass
Cellulose Nitrate
Nylon 
Polycarbonate
Polyethersulfone
Polyester Polypropylene
PTFE
(Laminated)
PTFE
(non-Laminated)

316L stainless steel

 
Chemical
Si CA GF CN NY PCT PESU PE PP PTFE L PTFE U SS
ACIDS Acetic Acid, 5%
     R
 R
  R
  R
R
  R
R
 R

         R

R
R

Acetic Acid, 10%

R
N
R
N
L
R
R
R
R
R
R
L
Acetic Acid, Glacial
N
R
N
N
L
R
R
R
R
R
L
Boric Acid
N
R
R
R
L
R
T
R
R
R
R
Hydrochloric, 6N
N
L
R
N
N
R
R
L
R
R
R
R
Hydrochloric, Conc.
 N
N
R
N
N
R
R
N
R
R
R
L
Hydrofluoric, 10%
 N
N
T
N
N
R
T
R
R
R
R
Hydrofluoric, 35%
N
N
N
N
N
R
T
R
R
T
R
Nitric Acid, 6N N
L
R
R
N
R
N
R
R
L
R
R
Nitric Acid, Conc.
N
N
R
N
N
R
N
N
R
N
R
L
Sulfuric Acid, 6N
 R
L
L
R
N
R
T
R
R
L
R
L
Sulfuric Acid, Conc.
 R 
N
R
N
N
N
N
N
R
N
R
N
ALCOHOLS Amyl Alcohol    R   R  N R   R  N R R  R   R  R
Benzyl Alcohol R L R R L L N R R R R R
Butyl Alcohol R R R R R R R R R R R
Butyl Cellosolve   L R N R L T R T R R
Ethyl Alcohol <80% R R R R R R R R R R
Ethyl Alcohol >80% R R R L R R R R R R R
Ethylene Glycol R R L R R R R R R R R
Glycerine (Glycerol) R R R R R R R R R R R R
Isobutyl Alcohol   R R R R R T R R R R
Isopropanol R R L R R R R R R R R
Methanol R R R N L R R R R R R R
Methyl Cellosolve L N L R N T R R R R
Propanol R R R R R T R R R R
BASES Ammonium Hydroxide, 6N      R N   N  N N  N   R L R   R   R R
Potassium Hydroxide, 6N  L N T N R N T N R R R
Sodium Hydroxide, 6N N N N N N R L R R R R
SOLVENTS Acetone      N N   R   N R L  N  R R  R   R  R
Acetonitrile  N N R N R L R R R R R R
Amyl Acetate   L R N R R L R R R R R
Aniline   N R N R N R R T R R
Benzene L R R R L R R L L R R
Bromoform T N R R R N T R T R R
Butyl Acetate T L T N R R L R R R R R
Carbon Tetrachloride T L R R R L R R L L R L
Cellosolve  T R T N R R T R R R R R
Chloroform N R R R N N R L L R L
Cyclohexane  N R R R R R T R R R R
Cyclohexanone  N N R N R L N R T R R R
Diethyl Acetamide  R N R N R L T R R N R
Dimethyl Formamide N R N R N N R R R R R
Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) L N R N R N N R R R R R
Dioxane N R N R N L R R R R
Ethyl Ether  T L T L R R R R R R R R
Ethylene Dichloride L T L R N T R N R R L
Formaldehyde  N L R N R R R R R R R R
Freon TF R R R R R R R R R R
Gasoline  N R R R R R T R T R R
Hexane  N R R R R R T R L R R R
Isopropyl Acetate  N N T N R R T R R R R R
Kerosene R R R R R T R R R R R
Methyl Acetate N T N R N T R R R R R
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)  N N R N R L N R R R R R
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone N T N R L T T R R R R
Methylene Chloride N R N L N N R L R R R
Nitrobenzene N R N R N N R N R R
Pentane  N R R R R R R R R L R
Perchloroethylene  N R R R R R N T T R R
Pyridine  N N R N R N N R R R R R
Tetrahydrofuran N N R N L N N R L L L R
Toluene N L R R R L N R L L R R
Trichloroethane N L R N R N R T T R R
Trichlorethylene  N R R R R N R R R L L R
Triethylamine  N R R L R L T R T R R
Xylene N R R R R R L R L L R R
MISC. Cottonseed Oil    R   N  R R  R   T  T  R  R  R  R
Hydrogen Peroxide (30%) L R R R R R T R R R R
Kodak KMER, FTFR  N N T N R R T R R R R
Peanut Oil  R R N R R R T R R R R
Petroleum Oils  N T R R T R L R T T R
Sesame Oil  R R R R R R T R R R R
Shipley (AS-111, 340, 1350) N N T N R R T R R R R
Silicone Oils  R R R R R R R R R R R
Turpentine  N R R R R R T R T R R
Waycoat 59  N N T N R R T R R R R