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# Chemical Resistance Guide

### LEGEND

**A** – Little or no effect.
**B** – Minor to moderate effect.
**C** – Severe effect to complete destruction.
**T** – Test before using. No data but most likely satisfactory.
**X** – No data but most likely to be unsatisfactory.

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* Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.

For resistance of linings not shown, consult factory.

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### NOTES

** Concentrations of aqueous solutions, unless specified, are understood to be saturated. Temperatures, unless specified, are understood to be room temperature.

The facts stated and the recommendations and suggestions herein are based upon technical data and information believed to be accurate and reliable. No guarantee is made of their accuracy, however and Media Valve Co., Inc. assumes no liability for results obtained or damages incurred through the application of the data presented. Neither can the publication of the information in this bulletin be understood as permission or recommendation for the use of Media Valve Co., Inc. products in violation of any patents.

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CHEMICAL |
BUNA-N |
CPE* |
NEOPRENE* |
EPDM |
NATURAL |
VITON* |

Acetaldehyde |
X |
C |
C |
A |
C |
C |

Acetic acid, 20% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
B |
C |

Acetic acid, 30% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
B |
C |

Acetic acid, glacial |
C |
A |
C |
B |
C |
C |

Acetic anhydride |
B |
A |
A |
T |
C |
C |

Acetone |
X |
A |
B |
A |
B |
C |

Acetylene |
A |
– |
B |
A |
A |
A |

Aluminum chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Aluminum sulfate solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Ammonia, anhydrous |
B |
A |
A |
T |
A |
C |

Ammonium chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Ammonium hydroxide solutions |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
B |
A |

Ammonium sulfate solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Amyl acetate |
X |
C |
C |
A |
C |
C |

Amyl alcohol |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A(212°F) |

Aniline |
– |
B |
C |
A-B |
– |
A-B |

Aniline |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(158°F) |

Aniline |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
C(300°F) |

ASTM oil #1 |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A(300°F) |

ASTM oil #3 |
A |
A |
B(158°F) |
C |
X |
A(350°F) |

ASTM reference fuel A |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A |

ASTM reference fuel B |
A |
B |
C |
C |
X |
A |

ASTM reference fuel C |
– |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A |

ASTM reference fuel C |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |

Asphalt |
A |
– |
B |
X |
X |
A(400°F) |

Barium hydroxide solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Beer |
C |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Benzaldehyde |
X |
C |
C |
B |
X |
C |

Benzene |
X |
C |
C |
C |
– |
B(212°F) |

Benzoyl chloride |
X |
– |
C |
C |
X |
B |

Borax solutions |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Boric acid solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Bromine, anhydrous liquid |
X |
B |
C |
C |
X |
B(212°F) |

Butane |
A |
A |
A |
B |
X |
A |

Butyl acetate |
X |
B |
C |
X |
X |
C |

Butyraldehyde |
X |
B |
B – C |
B |
X |
C |

Butyric acid |
C |
B – C |
C |
X |
C |
T |

Calcium bisulfite solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
T |
A |
A |

Calcium chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Calcium hydroxide solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Calcium hypochlorite, 5% |
X |
A |
B |
A |
X |
A |

Calcium hypochlorite, 20% |
X |
A |
B |
A |
X |
B(158°F) |

Carbon bisulfide |
C |
C |
C |
T |
X |
A |

Carbon dioxide |
A |
A |
A |
T |
A |
A |

Carbon monoxide |
A |
A |
A |
T |
A |
T |

Carbon tetrachloride |
C |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Castor oil |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
B |
B |
A |

Chlorine gas, dry |
X |
B |
B |
X |
X |
A(212°F) |

Chlorine gas, wet |
X |
X |
C |
X |
X |
B |

Chlorcetic acid |
X |
A |
A |
A |
X |
C |

Chlorobenzene |
X |
X |
X |
X |
X |
A |

Chloroform |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Chlorosulfonic acid |
X |
– |
C |
C |
X |
C |

Chromic acid, 10 – 50% |
X |
A |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Citric acid solutions |
B |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Copper chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Copper sulfate solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
C |
A |

Cottonseed oil |
A |
A |
A |
A – B |
X |
A(300°F) |

Creosote oil |
A |
– |
C |
C |
X |
A(212°F) |

Cyclohexane |
B |
A |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Dibutyl phthalate |
X |
C |
C |
A |
X |
B |

Diethyl Sebacate |
X |
B |
C |
B |
X |
B |

Dioctyl phthalate |
X |
– |
C |
B |
X |
B |

DOWTHERM A |
X |
C |
B |
C |
X |
A(212°F) |

DOWTHERM A |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(400°F) |

Epichlorohydrin |
X |
– |
– |
B |
X |
C(122°F) |

Ethyl acetate |
X |
B |
C |
A |
X |
C |

Ethyl acetate |
– |
– |
– |
B(158°F) |
– |
– |

Ethyl alcohol |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Ethyl chloride |
X |
– |
C |
B |
B |
A |

Ethyl ether |
B |
A |
C |
C |
X |
C |

Ethylene dichloride |
X |
C |
C(120°F) |
B(120°F) |
X |
A-B(120°F) |

Ethylene glycol |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A(250°F) |

Ethylene oxide |
X |
X |
X |
X |
X |
C(158°F) |

Ferric chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Fluosilicic acid |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
T |
A |
T |

Formaldehyde, 40% |
B |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Formaldehyde, 40% |
– |
– |
C(158°F) |
– |
– |
– |

Formic acid |
X |
A |
A |
A |
X |
C(158°F) |

FREON**-11 |
A |
A |
A – B |
C |
X |
A – B |

FREON**-11 |
– |
– |
B(130°F) |
– |
– |
T(130°F) |

FREON**-12 |
B |
A |
A |
B |
X |
A – B |

FREON**-12 |
– |
– |
A(130°F) |
– |
– |
B(130°F) |

FREON**-22 |
X |
A |
A |
C |
X |
C |

FREON**-22 |
– |
– |
A(130°F) |
– |
– |
X(130°F) |

FREON**-113 |
B |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A |

FREON**-113 |
– |
– |
A(130°F) |
– |
– |
T(130°F) |

FREON**-114 |
A |
A |
A |
C |
A |
B |

FREON**-114 |
– |
– |
T(130°F) |
– |
– |
– |

Furtural |
X |
A |
B |
B |
X |
C(158°F) |

Gasoline |
A |
B |
B |
B – C |
X |
A |

Glue |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
B |
A |

Glycerin |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A(250°F) |

n-Hexane |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A |

Hydrazine |
B |
– |
– |
A |
– |
C |

Hydrochloric acid, 20% |
B |
A |
A |
T |
A |
A |

Hydrochloric acid, 20% |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
A(230°F) |

Hydrochloric acid, 37% |
B |
A |
A |
A – B |
A |
A(158°F) |

Hydrochloric acid, 37% |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |

Hydrochloric acid, 37% |
– |
– |
C(200°F) |
– |
– |
B(230°F) |

Hydrocyanic acid |
B |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Hydrofluoric acid, 48% |
X |
A |
A |
B |
X |
A |

Hydrofluoric acid, 75% |
X |
A |
B |
C |
X |
B(158°F) |

Hydrofluoric acid, anhydrous |
X |
A |
B |
C |
X |
A |

Hydrogen |
A |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Hydrogen peroxide, 90% |
X |
A |
B |
T |
X |
A |

Hydrogen peroxide, 90% |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
C(270°F) |

Hydrogen sulfide |
X |
A |
A |
A |
X |
B(270°F) |

Isoctane |
A |
A |
A |
X |
X |
A |

Isopropyl alcohol |
B |
A |
A |
T |
A |
A |

Isopropyl ether |
X |
B |
C |
C |
X |
C |

JP-4 |
A |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A(400°F) |

JP-5 |
A |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A(400°F) |

JP-6 |
A |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A(100°F) |

JP-6 |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
C(550°F) |

Kerosene |
A |
A |
C |
C |
X |
A(158°F) |

Kerosene |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(400°F) |

Lacquer solvents |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
C |

Lactic acid |
X |
A |
A |
A |
X |
A |

Linseed oil |
A |
A |
A |
B |
X |
A |

Lubricating oils |
A |
B |
B(158°F) |
C |
X |
A(158°F) |

Magnesium chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Magnesium hydroxide solutions |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
A |

Mercuric chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Mercury |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Methyl alcohol |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
A |
B |

Methyl ethyl ketone |
X |
C |
C |
A |
X |
C |

Methylene chloride |
X |
C |
C(100°F) |
B |
X |
B(100°F) |

Mineral oil |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A |

Naphtha |
A |
A |
C |
C |
X |
A(158°F) |

Naphthalene |
X |
C |
C(176°F) |
C |
X |
A(176°F) |

Nitric acid, 10% |
X |
A |
B |
B |
X |
A |

Nitric acid, 30% |
X |
A |
C |
B |
X |
A |

Nitric acid, 30% |
X |
X |
– |
C(158°F) |
X |
– |

Nitric acid, 60% |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Nitric acid, 70% |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Nitric acid, 70% |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(100°F) |

Nitric acid, red fuming |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
B |

Nitric acid, red fuming |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
C(158°F) |

Nitrobenzene |
X |
C |
C |
A |
X |
B |

Oleic acid |
B |
B |
B |
B |
X |
B |

Oleum, 20-25% |
X |
B |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Palmitic acid |
A |
A |
B(158°F) |
B |
C |
A |

Perchloroethylene |
X |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A(212°F) |

Phenol |
X |
E |
C |
B |
X |
A(212°F) |

Phenol |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(300°F) |

Phosphoric acid, 20% |
– |
A |
B |
A |
B |
A |

Phosphoric acid, 60% |
B |
A |
B |
A |
– |
A(212°F) |

Phosphoric acid, 70% |
– |
A |
B |
A |
C |
A |

Phosphoric acid, 85% |
X |
A |
B |
A |
C |
A |

Pickling solution (20% nitric acid, 4% HF) |
X |
A |
C |
C |
C |
A |

Pickling solution (17% nitric acid, 4% HF) |
X |
A |
C |
C |
C |
A |

Pickling solution (17% nitric acid, 4% HF) |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
C(225°F) |

Picric acid |
B |
A |
A |
B |
A |
A |

Potassium dichromate solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
X |
A |

Potassium hydroxide, dilute solutions |
C |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
B |
A |

Pydraul 312C |
X |
– |
C |
C |
– |
A |

Pyridine |
– |
– |
C |
B |
– |
C |

SAE #10 oil |
A |
– |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Sea water |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Silicone grease |
A |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

SKYDROL 500 |
X |
B |
C |
A(250°F) |
X |
C |

Soap solutions |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A(212°F) |
B |
A |

Sodium chloride solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Sodium dichromate, 20% |
– |
A |
B |
A |
X |
A |

Sodium Hydroxide, 20% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Sodium Hydroxide, 46 1/2% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
– |
A |

Sodium Hydroxide, 46 1/2% |
C |
– |
A(158°F) |
– |
– |
C(100°F) |

Sodium Hydroxide, 50% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
– |
C |

Sodium Hydroxide, 73% |
– |
– |
A |
A |
– |
C |

Sodium Hypochlorite, 5% |
C |
A |
A |
A |
C |
A |

Sodium Hypochlorite, 20% |
X |
A |
B |
A |
X |
B(158°F) |

Solium peroxide solutions |
B |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |

Soybean oil |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A(250°F) |

Stannic chloride |
A |
A |
B |
– |
A |
A |

Stannous chloride, 15% |
– |
A |
A(158°F) |
B |
– |
A |

Steam (see water) |
– |
– |
A |
A(350°F) |
– |
B(300°F) |

Steam |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |

Stearic acid |
– |
– |
B(158°F) |
B |
X |
T |

Styrene |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Sulfur, molten |
B |
A |
A |
A |
X |
A(250°F) |

Sulfur dioxide, liquid |
X |
A |
A |
A |
B |
T |

Sulfur dioxide, gas |
– |
A |
A |
A |
– |
T |

Sulfur Trioxide |
X |
– |
C |
B |
X |
T |

Sulfuric acid, up to 50% |
C |
A |
A(158°F) |
B |
B |
A |

Sulfuric acid, 50 – 80% |
– |
A |
B – C |
C |
C |
A |

Sulfuric acid, up to 60% |
– |
– |
B |
C |
– |
A(250°F) |

Sulfuric acid, up to 90% |
– |
– |
C |
C |
– |
A(158°F) |

Sulfuric acid, up to 95% |
– |
– |
C |
C |
– |
A |

Sulfuric acid, up to 95% |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
A(158°F) |

Sulfuric acid, fuming (20% oleum) |
– |
– |
C |
C |
– |
A |

Sulfurous acid |
X |
A |
C |
C |
– |
C |

Tannic acid, 10% |
– |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Tartaric acid |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
B |
A |
A |

Tetrahydrofuran |
X |
– |
C |
C |
X |
C |

Toluene |
X |
– |
C |
C |
X |
B(100°F) |

Tributyl phosphate |
X |
– |
C |
C |
X |
C(212°F) |

Trichloroethelene |
X |
C |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Trichloroethelene |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(158°F) |

Tricresyl phosphate |
X |
A |
C |
A(212°F) |
C |
A(300°F) |

Triethanolamine |
B |
A |
A(158°F) |
A |
B |
C |

Trisodium phosphate solutions |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |
A |

Tung oil |
A |
A |
A |
C |
X |
A |

Turpetine |
B |
B |
C |
C |
X |
A(158°F) |

Water |
A |
A |
A(158°F) |
A(158°F) |
A |
A(158°F) |

Water |
– |
A |
A(212°F) |
A(212°F) |
– |
A(212°F) |

Xylene |
X |
X |
C |
C |
X |
A |

Xylene |
– |
– |
– |
– |
– |
B(158°F) |

Zinc chloride solutions |
B |
A |
A |
A |
B |
A |