|The compatibility of PEEK,
polyethylene, polypropylene, PVDF, Teflon and Tefzel with many solvents
are in the table below. The durability was tested at 20ºC (68ºF)
and the data is extracted from multiple sources.
In polymer analysis, methylene-chloride,
DMSO and THF are often used as solvents and they may cause swelling of
PEEK. The highest temperature recommended for PEEK is 100º
The only solvents which will attack PEEK are concentrated nitric acid and
If you are looking for the
chemical durability of synthetic materials often used on the lab, e.g. in
gloves, you will need this
table. For solubility of polymers in polymer analysis using GPEC,
please use this table.
Colors indicate the chemical
resistance of the polymers as follows:
dependent on application