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Chemical Resistance Chart

Materials Tested

  1. EPDM
  2. EPR
  3. HYPALON®
  4. NATURAL RUBBER
  5. NITRILE
  1. CHLOROPRENE
  2. SBR
  3. VITON®
  4. CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE
  5. CPE

Key to Results
EX
recommended, little or no effect on tube compound, suitable for continuous service
G
recommended, minor effect on tube compound, may be suitable for continuous service, suitable for intermittent service
C
questionable, moderate to severe effect on tube, may be suitable for limited applications
X
not recommended
I
no data available, but not expected to perform better then rated compounds
All results shown are based on +70°F or room temperature.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
acetaldehyde 50% G EX C G X C C X EX I
acetic acid, glacial G EX C G C X G C EX EX
acetic acid 30% G EX G G G EX G G EX EX
acetic anhydride I C G EX G C G G X EX EX
acetone G EX G C X C C X EX EX
 
acetyl chloride X X X X X X X EX G EX
acetylene G EX G G EX G G EX EX I
adipic acid G EX I EX EX EX EX I I I
aluminum acetate G EX EX EX G G G X EX EX
aluminum chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
aluminum fluoride G EX EX G EX EX EX EX EX I
aluminum nitrate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
aluminum sulfate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
ammonia anhydrous G EX G X G EX X X EX EX
ammonia gas (cold) G EX EX EX EX EX EX X EX I
 
ammonia gas (hot) C G G X X G X X EX I
ammonium carbonate G EX I EX X EX EX I EX I
ammonium chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
ammonium hydroxide G EX EX X X EX X G EX EX
ammonium nitrate G EX EX C EX EX G I EX I
 
ammonium nitrite G EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX I
ammonium phosphate G EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX EX
ammonium sulfate G EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX EX
amyl acetate X C X X X X X X EX C
amyl alcohol G EX EX G G G G G EX EX
 
aniline G EX C X X X X C EX G
aniline dyes G EX G G X G G G EX G
aniline hydrochloride C G X G G X X G EX I
animal fats C G G X EX G X EX EX EX
aqua regia X C EX X X X X G X G
 
arsenic acid G EX EX G EX EX EX EX EX EX
arsenic trichlaride X C I X EX EX I I X I
asphalt I X G X G G X EX X I
barium chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
barium sulfate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
barium sulfide G EX EX EX EX EX G EX EX EX
beer G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX
benzene X X X X X X X EX EX X
benzyl alcohol G EX G X X G X EX EX I
benzyl benzoate C G X X X X X X EX I
 
benzyl chloride X X X X X X X EX EX X
benzoic acid X C X X C X X EX EX EX
bordeaux mixture G EX EX G G G G EX EX I
boric acid G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
brine G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
bromine-anhydrous X X X X X X X EX X I
bromine trifluoride X X X X X X X X X I
bromine water G G EX X X X X EX X I
bromotoluene X X X X X X X EX C X
bunker oil X X X X EX X X EX EX I
 
butadiene X C C X X X X EX EX I
butane X X G X EX EX X EX EX G
butter G EX G X EX G X EX EX G
butyl acetate X C X X X X X X EX G
butyl alcohol C G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
butyl amine G EX X X C X X X I G
butyl benzoate C G X C X X G EX EX I
butyl cellosolve G EX G X C C X X EX EX
butyl stearate X C X X G X X EX EX G
calcium acetate G EX G EX G G X X EX EX
 
calcium bisulfite X X EX X X EX X EX EX EX
calcium chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
calcium hydroxide G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
calcium hypochlorite G EX EX C G C C EX C EX
calcium nitrate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
calcium sulfide G EX EX G X EX G EX EX EX
carbitol C G G G G G G G EX EX
carbolic acid (phenol) C G X X X C X EX EX EX
carbon bisulfide X X X X C X X EX I C
carbon dioxide C G G G EX G G EX EX I
 
carbonic acid G EX EX EX G EX G EX EX EX
carbon monoxide G EX G G EX G G EX EX I
carbon tetrachloride X X X X C X X X EX X
castor oil C G G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
cellosolve C G X X X X X C EX I
 
cellosolve acetate C G X X X X X X EX I
chlorine (dry) X X G X X C X EX C I
chlorine (wet) X C C X X C X EX C I
chlorine dioxide X C C X X X X EX I I
chloroacetone G EX C X X C X X EX X
 
chloroacetic acid G EX EX X X X X X EX I
chlorobenzene X X X X X X X EX EX X
chlorobutadiene X X X X X X X EX EX I
chloroform X X X X X X X EX G X
chlorotoluene X X X X X X X EX G X
 
chrome plating solutions C G X X X X X EX I I
chromic acid G EX G X X C X EX EX EX
citric acid G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I
cobalt G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I
cocoanut oil X C C X EX G X EX EX I
 
cod liver oil G EX G X EX G X EX EX I
coke oven gas X X C X X X X EX EX I
copper acetate G EX G EX G G X X EX I
copper chloride G EX G EX EX G EX EX EX G
copper cyanide G EX EX EX EX fX EX EX EX I
 
copper sulfate G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX EX
corn oil X C G X EX C X EX EX G
cottonseed oil C G G X EX G X EX EX G
creosote (coal tar) X X X X EX G X EX EX I
cresol X X X X X C X EX EX EX
 
cresylic acid X X X X X C X EX EX I
cumene X X X X X X X EX EX C
cyclohexane X X X X EX C X EX EX EX
cyclohexanol X C G X C EX X EX EX EX
cyclohexanone G G X X X X X X EX G
 
p-cymene X X X X X X X EX EX X
decalin X X X X X X X EX EX X
denatured alcohol G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
detergent solution non-hydrocarbon G EX G G EX G G EX EX G
diacetone G EX X X X X X X EX I
 
diacetone alcohol G EX G X X G X X EX EX
dibenzyl ether C G X X X C X X EX C
dibutyl amine G EX X X X X X X EX EX
dibutyl ether X C X X X C X C EX EX
dibutyl phthalate C G X X X X X C EX C
 
dibutyl sebecate C G X X X X X G EX G
dichlorobenzene X X X X X X X EX EX X
dichloro-isopropyl ether X C C X X X X C EX X
diesel oil X X C X EX C X EX EX I
diethlamine G EX C G G G G X EX G
 
diethlamine benzene X X X X X X X EX EX X
diethyl either X X C X X C X X EX EX
diethylene glycol G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
diethyl sebecate C G G X G X X G EX G
dihydrogen monoxide G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
diisobutylene G EX X X G X X EX EX I
diisopropyl benzene X X X X X X X EX EX I
diisoproply ketone G EX X X X X X X EX I
dimethyl formamide G EX X X G C X X EX I
dimethyl phthalata G EX X X X X X G EX EX
 
dinitrotoluene X X X X X X X EX EX X
dioctyl phthalate C G X X C X X G EX C
dioctyl sebecate C G X X X X X C G EX
dipentene X X X X G X X EX EX G
diphenyl (phenylbenzene) X X X X X X X EX EX I
 
dowtherm oil X X X X X X X EX EX C
dry cleaning fluids X X X X C X X EX I I
ethane X X G X EX G X EX EX I
ethanolamine G EX C G G G G X EX EX
ethyl acetate G EX X X X C X X EX G
 
ethyl acetoacetate G EX X C X C C X EX EX
ethyl alcohol G EX EX EX EX EX EX C EX EX
ethyl benzene X X X X X X X EX EX X
ethyl benzoate G EX X EX X X EX EX G X
ethyl cellulose C G G G G G G X EX I
 
ethyl chloride X C X X EX X X EX EX I
ethyl ether X C X X C C X X EX EX
ethyl formate C G G X X G X EX EX EX
ethyl pentochlorobenzene X X X X X X X EX X X
ethyl silicate G EX G G EX EX G EX EX EX
 
ethylene C G   C EX C C EX I I
ethylene chloride X C X X X X X EX EX I
ethylene chlorohydrin C G G G X G G EX EX I
ethylene diamine G EX G EX EX EX G X EX G
ethylene dichloride X C X X X X X EX EX C
 
ethylene glycol G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
ethylene trichioride X C X X X X X EX EX I
fatty acids X C G X G G X EX EX G
ferric chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
ferric nitrate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
ferric sulfate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
fish oil X X I X EX X X EX EX I
fluoroboric acid G EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX EX
fluorobenzene X X I X X X X EX EX I
fluorolube G EX EX G EX G C C I I
 
fluosilic acid C G EX G EX G C EX G EX
formidehyde G EX EX G C G G X EX EX
formic acid G EX EX G G EX EX C G EX
freon 12 C G EX G EX EX EX G EX EX
freon 13 EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
freon 21 X X X X EX X X X EX X
freon 22 G EX EX G EX EX EX X EX EX
freon 114 G EX EX EX EX EX EX G EX I
fuel oil X X G X EX G X EX EX EX
furfural G EX C X X C X X EX EX
 
gallic acid G EX G EX G G G EX EX I
gasoline X X C X EX C X EX EX G
gelatin G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I
glucose G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I
glue G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX I
 
glycerin G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
glycols G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
green sulfate liquor G EX G G G G G EX EX G

Materials Tested

  1. EPDM
  2. EPR
  3. HYPALON®
  4. NATURAL RUBBER
  5. NITRILE
  1. CHLOROPRENE
  2. SBR
  3. VITON®
  4. CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE
  5. CPE

Key to Results
EX
recommended, little or no effect on tube compound, suitable for continuous service
G
recommended, minor effect on tube compound, may be suitable for continuous service, suitable for intermittent service
C
questionable, moderate to severe effect on tube, may be suitable for limited applications
X
not recommended
I
no data available, but not expected to perform better then rated compounds
All results shown are based on +70°F or room temperature.

hexane X X G X EX G X EX G G
helix alcohol X C G G EX G G EX EX EX
hydraulic oil (petroleum) X X G X EX G X EX EX EX
hydrobromic acid G EX EX EX X X X EX EX EX
hydrobromic acid (hot) 37% X C X X X X X G EX I
 
hydrochloric BC d (cold) 37% G EX EX G C G G EX EX EX
hydrocyanic acid G EX EX G G G G EX C I
hydrofluoric acid (conc.) hot G EX C X X X X C EX I
hydrofluoric acid (conc.) cold G EX EX X X X X EX EX EX
hydrofluoric acid - anhydrous G EX EX X X X X X EX I
 
hydrofluosilic acid C G EX G EX G C EX I EX
hydrogen gas G EX EX G EX EX EX EX EX EX
iodine X X EX X X X X X EX EX
isobutyl alcohol G EX EX EX G EX G EX EX EX
isooctane X X G X EX G X EX EX G
 
isopropyl acetate C G X X X X X X EX I
isopropyl alcohol G EX EX EX G G G EX EX EX
isopropyl chloride X X X X X X X EX EX I
isopropyl ether X X C X G C X X EX I
kerosene X X C X EX G X EX EX EX
 
lactic acid (cold) G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX I
lactic acid (hot) G EX EX X X X X EX EX I
lard C G X X EX G X EX EX EX
lavender oil X X X X G X X EX G I
lead acetate G EX X EX G EX X X EX EX
 
lead nitrate G EX EX EX EX EX EX I EX EX
lead sulfamate G EX EX G G EX G EX EX I
linseed oil X C G X EX G X EX EX EX
liquefied petroleum gas X X G X EX G X EX EX G
lubricating oils (petroleum) X X G X EX G X EX EX EX
 
lye G EX EX G G G G G I EX
magnesium chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
magnesium hydroxide G EX EX G G EX G EX EX EX
magnesium sulfate G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX EX
maleic acid G EX X C X C C EX G I
 
maleic anhydride C G EX C X C C X I I
malic acid G EX G C EX C C EX I I
mercury G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
mesityl oxide C G X X X X X X EX G
methane X X G X EX G X G EX G
 
methyl acetate G EX X C X G C X EX EX
methyl alchohol G EX EX EX EX EX EX X EX EX
methyl bromide C G X X G X X EX I I
methyl butyl ketone (propyl acetone) G EX X X X X X X EX I
methyl cellosolve C G G X G G X X EX EX
 
methyl chloride X C X X X X X EX G X
methyl ethyl ketone (mek) C EX X X X C X X EX G
methyl isobutyl ketone C G X X X X X X EX G
methyl oleate C G X X X X X G EX I
milk G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
mineral oil X C G X EX G X EX EX EX
monochiorobenzene X X X X X X X EX G I
monoethanolamine G EX X G X X G X EX I
monomethylether X X G X EX C X EX I G
monovinyl acetylene G G G G EX G G EX I G
 
naphtha X X X X G C X EX EX EX
naphthalene X X X X X X X EX EX EX
napthenic acid X X X X G X X EX EX EX
natural gas X X EX G EX EX G EX EX EX
nickel acetate G EX X EX G G X X EX I
 
nickel chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
nickel sulfate G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX EX
nitric acid-conc. G EX G X X X X C G X
nitric acid-dilute G EX EX X X G X EX EX EX
nitrobenzene G EX X X X X X G EX C
 
nitroethane C G G G X C G X EX EX
nitromethane C G C G X G G X EX EX
nitrogen G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
octachlorotuluene X X X X X X X EX I X
octyl alchol X C G G G EX G EX EX EX
 
oleic acid X X C X C C X G EX EX
oleum G EX G X G C X EX I I
olive oil C G G X EX G X EX EX G
o-dichlorobenzene X X X X X X X EX I X
oxalic acid G EX G G G G G EX EX EX
 
oxygen-cold G EX EX G G EX G EX EX EX
ozone G EX EX X X C X EX EX EX
palmitic acid C G C G EX G G EX G EX
peanut oil X C G X EX C X EX EX EX
perchloric acid C G G X X G X EX EX I
 
perchloroethylene X X X X G X X EX EX X
petroleum X X G X EX G X EX EX EX
phenol (carbolic acid) G EX G X X C I EX EX EX
phenylbenzene X X X X X X X EX I X
phenyl hydrazine C G X EX X X G EX EX X
 
phorone X C X X X X X X EX I
phosphoric acid-20% G EX EX G G G G EX EX EX
phosphoric acid-80% G EX G C X G C EX EX EX
phosphorus trichloride G EX X X X X X EX I X
picric acid G EX G G G EX G EX EX G
 
pine oil X X X X EX X X EX EX EX
polyvinyl acetate emulsion G EX G G I G X EX I I
potassium acetate G EX EX EX G G X X EX EX
potassium chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
potassium cupro cyanide EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
potassium cyanide G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
potassium dichromate G EX EX G EX EX G EX G EX
potassium hydroxide G EX EX G G G G X EX EX
potassium nitrate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
potassium sulfate G EX G G EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
propane X X G X EX G X EX EX G
propyl acetate C G X X X X X X EX G
propyl alcohol G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
propyl nitrate G EX G X X X X X EX G
propyLene X X X X X X X EX EX EX
 
pyranol (transformer oil) X X C X EX G X EX EX EX
pyridine G EX G X X X X X EX I
sal ammoniaC G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
salicylic acid G EX EX G EX G EX EX EX
salt water G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
sewage G G EX G EX G G EX EX EX
silicone greases G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
silicone oils G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
silver nitrate G EX EX EX G EX EX EX EX EX
skydrol 500 G EX X X X X X X EX G
 
skydrol 7000 G EX X X X X X G EX G
soap solutions G EX EX G EX G EX EX EX EX
soda ash G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
sodium acetate G EX EX EX G G X X EX EX
sodium bicarbonate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
sodium bisulfite G EX EX EX EX EX G EX EX EX
sodium borate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
sodium chloride (brine) G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
sodium cyanide G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
sodium hydroxide G EX EX EX G EX EX G EX EX
 
sodium hypochlorite C G EX X G EX X EX G EX
sodium metaphospate G EX G EX EX G EX EX EX EX
sodium nitrate G EX EX G G G EX I EX EX
sodium perborate G EX G G G G G EX EX I
sodium peroxide G EX G G G G G EX EX G
 
sodium phosphate G EX EX EX EX G EX EX EX EX
sodium silicate G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
sodium sulfate G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX EX
sodium thiosulfate G EX EX G G EX G EX EX EX
soybean oil X C C X EX G X EX EX I
 
stannic chloride G EX EX EX EX G EX EX EX EX
steam G EX X X X C X X X X
stearic acid G G G G G G G I EX EX
styrene X X X X X X X G G C
sucrose solution G EX G EX EX G EX EX EX EX
 
sulfur G EX EX X X EX X EX EX I
sulfur chloride X X G X C C X EX EX I
sulfur dioxide G EX G G X X G EX EX I
sulfuric trioxide C G X G X X G EX G X
sulfuric acid 10% G EX EX C C G C EX EX EX
 
sulfuric acid 10-75% G EX C X X X X EX EX X
sulfurous acid G EX EX G G G G EX EX EX
tannic acid G EX EX EX EX EX G EX EX EX
tar bituminous X C X X G C X EX I I
tartaric acid C G EX C EX G X EX EX EX
 
terpineol X C X X G X X EX G EX
tertiary butyl alcohol C G G G G G G EX EX G
tetrachioroethylene X X X X X X X EX EX C
tetraethyl lead X X X X G G X EX I I
toluene X X X X X X X EX EX C
 
transformer oil X X C X EX G X EX EX EX
transmission fluid -A- X X G X EX G X EX EX EX
trichloroethane X X X X X X X EX EX C
trichloroacetic acid C G X C G X C G EX I
trichloroethylene X X X X X X X EX EX X
 
tricresyl phosphate X X X X X X C EX EX EX
triethanol amine G EX G G G EX G X EX EX
trinitrotoluene X X G X X G X EX EX G
turbine oil X X X X G X X EX EX I
turpentine X X X X EX X X EX EX I
 
vegetables oils X C G X EX C X EX EX EX
vinegar G EX EX G G G G EX EX EX
vinyl chloride X X X X X X X EX EX C
water G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
whiskey, wines G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
 
white oil X X X X EX G X EX EX EX
wood oil X X C X EX G X EX EX EX
xylene X X X X X X X EX EX X
zinc chloride G EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
zinc sulfate G EX EX G EX EX G EX EX EX

Note: Hypalon® and Viton® are registered trademarks of DuPont Dow Elastomers.

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