Chemical Durability of Synthetic Materials at 20C

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The chemical durability of synthetic materials often used on the laboratory with many solvents are given in the table below. You may use this table e.g. to find out whether your laboratory gloves are chemical resistant. The durability was tested at 200C (680F) and are extracted from multiple sources.
 

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If you are looking for the chemical resistance of polymer tubing like PEEK, polyethylene, polypropylene, PVDF, Teflon and Tefzel, you will need this table. For solubility of polymers in polymer analysis using GPEC, please use this table.
 

Chemical durability table

Colors indicate the chemical durability of the synthetic materials as follows:
   durable    not recommended
   limited durability    untested
 
 
 

HDPE

LDPE

PP

PTFE

PVC

PVDF

Latex

chloropreen

temperature durability (C)

-50 - +100 -50 - +95 0 - +135 -200 - +260 -30 - +70 - -40 - +90 -30 - +120
acetaldehyd                
acetic acid (99%)                
acetic acid                
acetone                
acetonitrile                
ammonia solution                
amylalcohol                
benzene                
chloroform                
cyclohexane                
developer                 
dichloromethane                
diesel fuel                
diethylether                
ethanol                
ethylacetate                
fets (vegetable)                
fets (animal)                
formaldehyde solution                
formic acid                
fixer                
glycerin                
hexane                
hydrochloric acid                
hydrogen peroxide                
iso-propanol                
lactic acid                
methanol                
methylethylketone                
nitric acid                
nitrobenzene                
n-octane                
perchloroethylene                
petrol                
petroleum                
phenol                
phosphoric acid                
potassium hydroxide solution                
pyridine                
sodium hydroxide solution                
sodium hypochlorite solution                
sulphuric acid                
terpentine                
tetrahydrofurane                
toluene                
urea                
xylene                
last update: augustus 11, 2007