CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHART: Chemicals N to Z

KEY

Degradation Rating: E = excellent, G = good F = fair, P = poor, NR = not recommended

Permeation Breakthrough Time: ND = non detected (excellent). Breakthrough times are the times taken for chemical to be first detected on inside of glove. Gloves used in determining permeation breakthrough times are thick industrial type. Suitable reduction in breakthrough times should be accounted for thinner laboratory type gloves.
 
 
 
 
GLOVE TYPE
 
NITRILE
NEOPRENE
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA)
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
NATURAL RUBBER
CHEMICAL AGENT
Degradation Rating
Permeation Breakthrough Time
Degradation Rating
Permeation Breakthrough Time
Degradation Rating
Permeation Breakthrough Time
Degradation Rating
Permeation Breakthrough Time
Degradation Rating
Permeation Breakthrough Time
Naptha VM&P
E
ND
G
ND
E
>7 hr
F
2 hr
NR
-
Nitric Acid, 10%
E
ND
E
ND
NR
-
G
ND
G
ND
Nitric Acid, 70%
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
F
5.7 hr
NR
-
Nitric Acid, Red Fuming
NR
-
NR
-
NR
-
P
-
P
-
Nitrobenzene
NR
-
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
F
15min
Nitromethane, 95.5%
F
30min
E
1.5 hr
G
ND
P
-
E
10min
Nitropropane, 95.5%
NR
-
G
1 hr
E
>6 hr
NR
-
E
5min
Octyl Alcohol
E
ND
E
>7 hr
G
ND
F
>6hr
E
30min
Oleic Acid
E
ND
E
2.5 hr
G
1 hr
F
1.5 hr
F
ND
Oxalic Acid, Saturated
E
ND
E
ND
P
-
E
ND
E
ND
Palmitic Acid, Saturated
G
30min
E
ND
P
-
G
1.2 hr
G
5min
Pentane
E
ND
E
45min
G
ND
NR
-
P
-
Pentachlorophenol
E
ND
E
6min
E
5min
F
3 hr
NR
-
Perchloric Acid, 60%
E
BD
E
ND
NR
-
E
ND
F
ND
Perchloroethylene
G
5 hr
NR
-
E
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Phenol
NR
-
E
3 hr
F
ND
G
1.2 hr
E
1.5 hr
Phosphoric Acid, Conc.
E
ND
E
ND
NR
-
G
ND
F
ND
Picric Acid, Sat./EtOH
E
2.6hr
E
3 hr
NR
-
E
40min
-
-
Potassium Hydroxide,KOH,50%
E
ND
E
ND
NR
-
E
ND
E
ND
Propyl Acetate
F
20min
P
-
G
2 hr
NR
-
P
-
Propyl Alcohol
E
ND
E
ND
P
-
F
1.5 hr
E
20min
Propylene Oxide
NR
-
NR
-
G
35min
NR
-
P
-
Pyridine
NR
-
P
-
G
10min
NR
-
F
10min
Rubber Solvent
E
ND
G
1 hr
E
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Silicon Etch
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
F
2.5 hr
NR
-
Skydrol®hydraulic fluid
NR
-
NR
-
F
-
NR
-
NR
-
Sodium Hydrixide, NaOH,50%
E
ND
E
ND
NR
-
G
ND
E
ND
Stoddard Solvent
E
ND
E
ND
E
ND
F
6 hr
NR
-
Styrene
NR
-
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Sulphuric Acid, 95%
NR
-
F
>6 hr
NR
-
G
3.6 hr
NR
-
Sulphuric 47% battery acid
E
ND
E
ND
NR
-
G
ND
E
ND
Tannic Acid, 65%
E
ND
E
ND
P
-
E
ND
E
ND
Tetrachloroethene
G
5 hr
NR
-
E
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Tetrahydrofuran, THF
NR
-
NR
-
P
1.5 hr
NR
-
NR
-
Toluene, Toluol
F
10min
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Toluene Di-Isocyanate, TDI
NR
-
NR
-
G
ND
P
-
G
7min
1,1,1-Trichloroethane
F
1.5 hr
NR
-
G
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Trichloroethylene, TCE
NR
-
NR
-
E
ND
NR
-
NR
-
Tricresyl Phosphate, TCP
E
ND
F
ND
G
ND
F
ND
E
45min
Triethanolamine, 85%, TEA
E
ND
E
ND
G
ND
E
ND
G
ND
Turpentine
E
30min
NR
-
G
ND
P
-
NR
-
Xylene, Xylol
G
1.2 hr
NR
-
E
ND
NR
-
NR
-

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