Chemical Compatibility

 

The chemical compatibility ratings and data in these tables were obtained from
reliable published sources. This information should be used as a preliminary guide however, and
not as the basis for a final decision. The specific service conditions and part design involved in a
new projected use may grossly affect the performance of the article in a chemical environment. It is
normally advisable to run laboratory tests employing specimens resembling the actual parts and
exposed to conditions of the end-use environment your product must encounter.

In the following table, overall chemical exposure performance is evaluated through the
use of three rating symbols: C, LC, and NC – which have the following significance:

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C

Compatible

Little or no noticable effect, with no indication

that serviceability is impaired.

LC

Limited

Compatibility

Noticable effect, but not necessarily indicating a lack of

serviceability or useful life. Further testing is recommended

in the specific application.

NC

Not Compatible

Severe effect (up to dissolution of product) and is

not recommended for service applications. 

 

 Reagent

Exposure

Chemical Exposure

Performance

TEMP/°F

TIME/DAYS

Acetic Acid 5%

77

365

C

Acetic Acid 10%

77

365

LC

Acetic Acid 100%

77

365

NC

Acetone

 

 

NC

Acetophenone

 

 

NC

Adrenalin Hydrochloride

 

 

C

Adrenalin in oil

 

 

LC

Allyl Alcohol

 

 

NC

Aluminum Chloride (Sat.)

122

365

C

Aluminum Sulphate (Sat.)

122

365

C

Ammonia

 

 

C

Ammonium Hydroxide

122

365

C

Amyl Alcohol

 

 

NC

Amyl Acetate-n

 

 

NC

Amyl Phthalate

 

 

NC

Amseed Oil

 

 

NC

Aspirin (powder)

 

 

C

Atropine Sulphate

 

 

C

Barium Carbonate (powder)

122

365

C

Beef

 

 

C

Benzaldehyde

 

 

NC

Benzedrine

 

 

C

Benzene

 

 

NC

Benzoic Acid

122

365

C

Benzyl Acetate

 

 

NC

Borax (Sat.)

122

365

C

Boric Acid

122

365

C

Bromine Liquid

 

 

NC

Butter

 

 

NC

Butyl Acetate iso

 

 

NC

Butyl Acetate n

 

 

NC

Butyl Alcohol iso

77

365

C

Butyl Alcohol n

 

 

C

Butyl Phthalate

 

 

NC

Caffeine

 

 

C

Calcium Hypochloride 15%

 

 

LC

Calcium Hypochlorite

 

 

NC

Camphor

 

 

LC

Carbon Tetrachloride

 

 

NC

Carbolic Acid 50%

 

 

LC

Carbolic Acid 100%

 

 

NC

Cassia Oil

 

 

NC

Castor Oil

 

 

C

Cedarwood Oil

 

 

NC

Cellosolve

 

 

NC

Cellulose Acetate

122

365

NC

Cetyl Alcohol

77

365

C

Cherries Processed

 

 

C

Chlorobenzene

 

 

NC

Chloroform

 

 

NC

Chlorine

 

 

NC

Chromic Acid 20%

 

 

C

Citric Acid 10%

77

365

C

Citric Acid 20%

 

 

LC

Cocoa Butter

 

 

LC

Cod Liver Oil

 

 

LC

Coconut Oil

 

 

LC

Coffee Solution

122

365

C

Copper Sulphate

77

10

LC

Corn Oil

 

 

LC

Cottonseed Oil

 

 

LC

Cyclohexanol

77

365

C

Cyclohexanone

 

 

NC

Decalin

 

 

NC

Detergents

 

 

LC

Diacetone

 

 

LC

Dibutyl Sebacate

 

 

NC

Dichlorobenzene-o

 

 

NC

Dichlorobenzene-p

 

 

NC

Diethylene Glycol

122

365

C

Diethylketone

122

365

C

Dimethyl Phthalate

 

 

NC

Ethyl Acetate 98%

 

 

NC

Ethyl Alcohol 95%

77

365

LC

Ethyl Benzene

 

 

NC

Ethyl Benzoate

 

 

NC

Ethyl Chloride (Gas and Liquid)

 

 

NC

Ethyl Ether

 

 

NC

Ethyl Lactate

 

 

NC

Ethylene Dichloride

 

 

NC

Ethylene Glycol

 

 

C

Ethylene Oxide

 

 

NC

Ferrous Chloride

122

365

C

Formaldehyde

 

 

NC

Formic Acid 90%

 

 

LC

Furfuryl Alcohol

 

 

NC

Gasoline

 

 

NC

Glucose 30%

 

 

C

Glycerine

77

240

C

Heptyl Alcohol-n

 

 

C

Hexane

 

 

NC

Hexyl Alcohol-n

 

 

C

Horseradish

 

 

LC

Honey

 

 

C

Hydrochloric Acid 10%

77

365

C

Hydrochloric Acid 38%

 

 

LC

Hydrochloric Acid 100%

 

 

NC

Hydrogen Peroxide 30%

 

 

C

Hydroquinone

 

 

LC

Iodine Tincture

 

 

LC

Isopropyl Alcohol

77

365

LC

Kerosene

 

 

NC

Lactic Acid 10%

 

 

NC

Lard

 

 

NC

Lauryl Alcohol

 

 

C

Lead Arsenate

 

 

LC

Lead Nitrate

122

365

C

Lemon Juice

 

 

NC

Lime Water

 

 

C

Lipstick

 

 

LC

Magnesium Carbonate

122

365

C

Maleic Acid 10%

77

365

C

Mercuric Chloride 5%

122

365

C

Mesityl Oxide

 

 

NC

Methyl Acetate

 

 

NC

Methyl Alcohol

 

 

LC

Methyl Chloride

 

 

NC

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

 

 

NC

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

 

 

NC

Methyl Propyl Ketone

 

 

NC

Methyl Salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen)

 

 

NC

Methylene Chloride

 

 

NC

Milk

77

14

C

Mineral Oil

 

 

C

Mono-Chloro Benzene

 

 

NC

Motor Oil

 

 

LC

Mustard

 

 

LC

Nitric Acid 20%

 

 

NC

Nitroglycerine

 

 

C

Nonyl Alcohol

 

 

C

Octyl Alcohol

 

 

C

Oils-Essential

 

 

NC

Oleic Acid 100%

7

365

LC

Orange Juice Fresh

 

 

LC

Orange Juice Concentrate

 

 

C

Oxalic Acid 10%

122

365

C

Ozone (absence of light)

 

 

C

Palm Oil

 

 

LC

Palmitic Acid

77

365

LC

Peanut Oil

 

 

NC

Pectin (Sat.)

 

 

C

Petroleum Jelly

122

365

C

Phenol 5%

 

 

LC

Phosphoric Acid 50%

122

365

C

Phosphorous (white)

 

 

LC

Potassium Hydroxide 30%

77

365

C

Potassium Hydroxide 35%

77

365

LC

Potassium Bromide 3%

77

365

LC

Potassium Ferricyanide

122

365

C

Potassium Iodide (Sat.)

122

365

C

Potassium Permanganate

122

365

LC

Propyl Alcohol (iso)

77

365

LC

Propylene Dichloride

 

 

NC

Propylene Glycol

122

365

C

Pyrogallic Acid

77

365

LC

Resorcinol Crystals

 

 

C

Rubber

 

 

C

Salicylic Acid (sat.)

122

365

C

Silver Nitrate (sat.)

122

365

C

Sodium Acetate (sat.)

122

365

C

Sodium Benzoate

122

365

C

Sodium Bicarbonate

122

365

C

Sodium Bisulphite (sat.)

122

365

LC

Sodium Borate

 

 

C

Sodium Bromide

122

365

C

Sodium Carbonate (sat.)

122

365

LC

Sodium Chloride (sat.)

122

365

LC

Sodium Dichromate 10%

 

 

LC

Sodium Fluoride 5%

 

 

LC

Sodium Hydroxide 40%

77

30

C

Sodium Hypochlorite 15%

 

 

C

Sodium Tetraborate (Borax)

122

365

C

Stannic Chloride

 

 

C

Stearic Acid (powder)

122

365

C

Sucrose 30%

 

 

C

Sulphur

 

 

C

Sulphuric Acid 50%

 

 

C

Sulphuric Acid 96%

 

 

NC

Tannic Acid 2%

 

 

NC

Tea (Sol.)

 

 

C

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol

 

 

NC

Tetralin

 

 

NC

Titanium Tetrachloride

 

 

NC

Toluene

 

 

NC

Trichloroethylene

 

 

NC

Triethylene Glycol

 

 

C

Triethylene Tetramine

 

 

LC

Turpentine

 

 

NC

Water

 

 

C

Water Carbonated

 

 

C

Witch Hazel Distilled

 

 

C

Worcestershire Sauce

 

 

C

Zinc Carbonate

122

365

C

Zinc Chloride 50%

122

365

C

Zinc Stearate

122

365

C

Xylene

 

 

NC

Acetic acid 50%

68

 

C

Acetic anhydride

68

 

NC

Acetonitrile

68

 

NC

Acetonyl alcohol

68

 

C

Acrylonitrile

68

 

NC

Adhesive, water soluble

68

 

C

Aluminium acetate solution

68

 

C

Anhydrite

68

 

C

Aniline

68

 

NC

Animal oils and fats

68

 

LC

Benzyl alcohol

68

 

NC

Bitumen, solvent-free (air-blown)

68

 

C

Bleach liquor (12% chlorine)

68

 

C

Butadiene

68

 

NC

Butane

68

 

NC

Butanol

68

 

C

n-Butyl alcohol

68

 

C

Calcium hypochlorite solution

68

 

C

Carbon dioxide

68

 

C

Carbon monoxide

68

 

C

Carbonic acid

68

 

C

Caustic soda solution

68

 

C

Cement

68

 

C

Chlorofluorocarbons:

68

 

 

– Difluorodichloromethane

68

 

NC

– Difluoromonochloromethane

68

 

NC

– Monofluorotrichloromethane

68

 

NC

– Monofluorodichloromethane

68

 

NC

– Trifluorotrichloroethane

68

 

NC

– Tetrafluorodichloroethane

68

 

NC

Common salt

68

 

C

Cyclohexane

68

 

NC

Decahydronaphthalene

68

 

NC

Dibutyl phthalate

68

 

NC

Diesel oil

68

 

LC

Diethyl ether

68

 

NC

Diethyl ketone

68

 

NC

Dimethyl formamide

68

 

NC

1,4 Dioxane

68

 

NC

Dwarf pine oil

68

 

NC

Ethane

68

 

NC

Ethanol

68

 

C

Ether (di ethyl ether)

68

 

NC

Fertiliser salts

68

 

C

Glycerol

68

 

C

Glycol ether

68

 

NC

Glycols

68

 

C

Gypsum

68

 

C

Heavy gasoline

68

 

NC

Heptane

68

 

NC

Hexachlorocyclohexane

68

 

NC

Humic acid

68

 

C

Hydrochloric acid up to 35%

68

 

C

Hydrofluoric acid 40%

68

 

C

Hydrogen peroxide 3%

68

 

C

Isobutanol

68

 

C

Isopropanol

68

 

C

Lactic acid

68

 

C

Lanolin

68

 

LC

Light gasoline

68

 

NC

Lime

68

 

C

Linseed oil

68

 

LC

Mercury

68

 

C

Methane

68

 

NC

Methanol

68

 

C

Methyl isopropyl ketone

68

 

NC

Naphthalene (vapour)

68

 

NC

Nitirc acid 30%

68

 

C

Nitrogen

68

 

C

Noble gases

68

 

C

Olive oil

68

 

LC

Paints, water soluble

68

 

C

Paraffin oil

68

 

LC

Pentane

68

 

NC

Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene)

68

 

NC

Petrol, super grade

68

 

NC

Petroleum

68

 

NC

Petroleum ether

68

 

NC

Phosphoric acid 87%

68

 

C

Propane liquid

68

 

NC

i-Propyl alcohol

68

 

C

n-Propyl alcohol

68

 

C

Propylene

68

 

NC

Propylene chloride

68

 

NC

Pyridine

68

 

NC

Sand

68

 

C

Seawater

68

 

C

Silicone oil

68

 

C

Soda (NaOH) solution

68

 

C

Sodium carbonate solution

68

 

C

Sodium chloride solution

68

 

C

Sodium chromate solution

68

 

C

Sodium hydrosulphite

68

 

C

Sodium phosphate solution (dibasic)

68

 

C

Sodium phosphate solution ( tribasic)

68

 

C

Sodium sulphite solution

68

 

C

Special boiling point spirits

68

 

NC

Styrene

68

 

NC

Sugar solution 30%

68

 

C

Sulphur dioxide

68

 

NC

Sulphuric acid 50%

68

 

C

Sulphuric acid up to 95%

68

 

LC

Tartaric acid solution

68

 

C

Tetrachloroethane

68

 

NC

Tetrahydrofuran

68

 

NC

Tetrahydronaphthalene

68

 

NC

Trichlorobenzene

68

 

NC

Trichloroethane

68

 

NC

Trichloropheno

68

 

NC

Tricresyl phosphate

68

 

NC

Triethylamine

68

 

NC

Triglycol acetate

68

 

NC

Vaseline

68

 

NC

Vegetable oils and fats

68

 

LC to C

Vinegar, table

68

 

C

Water paints

68

 

C

Water glass

68

 

C

Wax (bleached)

68

 

C

White spirit

68

 

NC

If chemical composition is unknown or not on this list,
pretest for compatibility at maximum exposure temperature.

 

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