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    Chemical Resistance Chart for Plastic Labware

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    Acetaldehyde G G G G G L G UAcetamide, Sat. E E E E E U U EAcetic Acid, 50% E E E E N E E GAcetic Anhydride U L G E N U U UAcetone G U E E N U U UAcetonitrile E E L L N U U UAcrylonitrile E E L L N U U UAdipic Acid E E E E G E E EAlanine E E E E E U U EAllyl Alcohol E E E E N G G GAluminum Hydroxide E E E E G L E GAluminum Salts E E E E E E E GAmino Acids E E E E E E E EAmmonia E E E E G U E GAmmonium Acetate,Sat. E E E E E E E EAmmonium Glycolate E E E E E G E EAmmonium Hydroxide,30% E E E E E U E GAmmonium Oxalate E E E E E E E EAmmonium Salts E E E E E E E GAmyl Chloride U L U U E U U UAniline E E G G N L U UAqua Regia U U U U F U U UBenzaldehyde E G E E F L U UBenzene U U U G N U U UBenzoic Acid, Sat. E E E E E E E GBenzyl Acetate E E E E N L U UBenzyl Alcohol U L U U N U G UBromine U L U U N L G UBromobenzene U U U U N U U UBromoform U U U U N U U UButadiene U L U U G U L UButyl Chloride U U U L N U L UButyl Acetate G G G G U U U UButyl Alcohol E E E E L G G EButyric Acid U L U U N L G UCalcium Hydroxide, Conc. E E E E G U E GCalcium Hypochlorite, Sat. E E E E G L G GCarbazole E E E E N U U UCarbon Disulfide U U U U F U U UCarbon Tetrachloride L G G U N U G UCellosolve Acetate E E E E G L L UChlorobenzene U U U L N U U UChlorine, 10% (Moist) G G L G E G E UChloroacetic Acid E E E E N L L GChloroform L L U U N U U UChromic Acid, 50% E E G G F L E LCitric Acid, 10% E E E E E E G ECresol U L G G N U U UCyclohexane U L L U N E L UCyclohexanone U L L G N U U UCyclopentane U L L L G U L UDiacetone Alcohol L E E E N U U GDiethyl Benzene U L U U N L U UDiethyl Ether U L U U F U L UDiethyl Ketone U U G L N U U UDiethyl Malonate E E E E NT L G UDiethylamine U L G L G U U GDiethylene Glycol E E E E E G L GDiethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether E E E E E L L UDimethyl Acetamide L E E L E U U UDimethyl Formamide E E E E N U L UDimethylsulfoxide E E E E NT U U EDioxane G G G L N U L UDipropylene Glycol E E E E E G G EEther U L U U F U L UEthyl Acetate E E E L N U U UEthyl Alcohol (Absolute) E E E E G E E LEthyl Benzene U U U U N U U U

  • Ethyl Benzoate L G G G N U U UEthyl Butyrate G G G L N U U UEthyl Chloride, Liquid L L L L N U U UEthyl Cyanoacetate E E E E N L L GEthyl Lactate E E E E F L L LEthylene Chloride G G L U N U U UEthylene Glycol E E E E E G E EEthylene Glycol Methyl Ether E E E E E L L UEthylene Oxide L G L L E L L UFatty Acids E E E E E G E EFluorides E E E E N E E GFluorine L G L L N G E UFormaldehyde, 40% E E E E E E G UFormic Acid, 98-100% E E E E N L L LFreon TF E E E L G G G LFuel Oil L G E G G E E UGasoline L G G G G L G UGlutaraldehyde (Disinfectant) E E E L G E E EGlycerine E E E E E E E EHexane U G G L E L G UHydrazine U U U U N U U UHydrochloric Acid,35% E E E E E U G LHydrofluoric Acid,48% E E E E U U G UHydrogen Peroxide,90% E E E E N E E EIodine Crystals U U L G N U U UIsobutyl Alcohol E E E E F E E GIsopropyl Acetate G E G G N U U UIsopropyl Alcohol E E E E F E E EIsopropyl Benzene L G L U N U U UIsopropyl Ether U U U U F U U UJet Fuel L L L L G U E GKerosene L G G G G E E ULacquer Thinner U L L L N U U ULactic Acid,85% E E E E E E G GMercury E E E E E U E EMethoxyethyl Oleate E E E E E L U UMethyl Acetate L L G E N U U UMethyl Alcohol E E E E F G E LMethyl Ethyl Ketone U U E U N U U UMethyl Isobutyl Ketone U U G L N U U UMethyl Propyl Ketone G E G L N U U UMethyl-t-butyl Ether U L L E G U U UMethylene Chloride L L L L N U U UMineral Oil G E E E E E E EMineral Spirits L L L E F U G LNitric Acid,1-10% E E E E E E E GNitric Acid,50% G G L L G G G UNitric Acid,70% L G U L F U L UNitrobenzene U L U U N U U UNitromethane U L L E N U U Un-Octane E E E E E G L UOzone E E E E E E E LPerchloric Acid G G G G N U G GPerchloroethylene U U U U F U U UPhenol, Liquid U U U U N U U UPhosphoric Acid,85% E E E E F E E EPicric Acid U U U E N U U GPine Oil G E E G E G L UPotassium Hydroxide,Conc. E E E E E U E GPropane Gas U L U U E L E UPropionic Acid L E E E N U G GPropylene Glycol E E E E E G L EPropylene Oxide E E E E N G L UResorcinol,Sat. E E E E N G L GSalicylaldehyde E E E E G G L USalicylic Acid,Sat. E E E E F E G ESalt Solutions, Metallic E E E E E E E GSilicone Oil E E E E E E E E

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    Chemical Resistance Chart for Plastic Labware

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  • Chemical Resistance Chart for Plastic Labware

    Silver Acetate E E E E E E G GSilver Nitrate E E E E E E E GSodium Acetate, Sat. E E E E E E G GSodium Hydroxide, 1% E G E E E E E GSodium Hydroxide, 50% to Sat G G E E E U U ESodium Hyprochlorite, 15% E E G E E G E EStearic Acid, Crystals E E E E E E E ESulfuric Acid, 60% E E E E G G E GSulfuric Acid, 98% G G L G N U G USulfur Dioxide, Liquid U U U U N G L USulfur Salts L G L L G L U UTartaric Acid E E E E E E E GTetrahydrofuran L G G L N U U UThionyl Chloride U U U U N U U UToluene L L L L N L U UTributyl Citrate G E G G F U L UTrichloroacetic Acid L L L E N L L LTrichloroethane U L U U N U U UTrichloroethylene U L U U N U U UTris Buffer, Solution E E E E E G G GTurpentine L G G L F L G UUndecyl Alcohol E E E E N G E GUrea E E E E E G G EVinylidene Chloride U L U U N U U UXylene G L L L N U U UZinc Stearate E E E E E E E E

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    Chemical Resistance: This chemical resistance chart is a general guide only. Because of the variety of factors that can affect

    the chemical resistance of a plastic product, it is recommended that the user make tests under expected use conditions.

    Chemicals may affect the strength, appearance, color, dimensions, flexibility or weight of plastics. Variable factors like

    temperature, pressure, chemical concentration, length of exposure, and combinations of chemical reagents can affect the

    chemical resistance of plasticware. As temperature increases, resistance to chemical attack decreases. Environmental stress

    cracking differs from chemical attack and is caused by the combined factors of tensile stress, the inherent susceptibility of

    the plastic to stress crack and stress-cracking agents. Such agents as detergents, lubricants, plating additives and brighteners

    and surface-active agents, even in small concentrations, may cause cracking.

    Letter Codes:

    e=excellent G=Good L=Limited

    nt=not tested u=unsatisfactory

    LdPe Low-Density Polyethylene

    HdPe High-Density Polyethylene

    PP Polypropylene

    PMP Polymethylpentene

    PMMa Acrylic

    PC Polycarbonate

    PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

    Ps Polystyrene

    No damage after 30

    days of constant exposure

    Little or no damage after 30

    days of constant exposure

    Some effect after 7

    days of constant exposure

    Immediate damage, not

    recommended

    Resin Codes:

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    Max. Use Brittleness Transparency Flexibility Temp. (C) Temp. (C)

    LdPe 80 -100 Translucent excellent

    HdPe 120 -100 Translucent rigid

    PP 135 0 Translucent rigid

    PMP 175 +20 Clear rigid

    PMMa 90 -60 Clear rigid

    PC 135 -135 Clear rigid

    PVC 70 -30 Clear rigid

    Ps 90 +20 Clear rigid

    Physical Properties of Resins

    Sterilization* Sterilization* Sterilization* Autoclaving Gas Dry Disinfectants Specific

    Heat Gravity

    LdPe No Yes No Yes 0.92

    HdPe No Yes No Yes 0.95

    PP Yes Yes No Yes 0.90

    PMP Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.83

    PMMa No No No Some 1.18

    PC Yes Yes No Yes 1.20

    PVC No Yes No Yes 1.34

    Ps No Yes No Some 1.05

    autoclaving - Clean and rinse item with distilled water before autoclaving.

    Certain chemicals which have no appreciable effect on resins at room

    temperature may cause deterioration at autoclaving temperatures unless

    removed with distilled water beforehand.

    Gas - Ethylene oxide.

    dry Heat - at 160C.

    disinfectants - Benzalkonium chloride, formalin, ethanol, etc.

    *sterilization:

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