Chemical Resistance Chart

 

Chemical Name:

NATURAL RUBBER

NEOPRENE

NITRILE

PVC

1-Butanol

NR

E

E

NR

Acetic Acid (90+%)

G

E

NR

P

Acrylamide (50%)

NR

E

NR

NR

Ammonium Fluoride (40%)

E

E

NR

NR

Ammonium Hydroxide (85%)

P

NR

NR

P

Amyl Acetate

NR

P

NR

NR

Aniline

F

G

NR

NR

Battery Acid

NR

E

NR

NR

Butyl Carbitol Solvent

NR

E

NR

NR

Butyl Cellosolve Solvent

NR

E

NR

NR

Caustic Potash (45%)

NT

E

NR

NR

Chromium Trioxide

NR

E

NR

NR

Citric Acid (30%)

NR

E

NR

NR

Cyclohexane

NR

E

NR

NR

Cyclohexanone

NR

P

NR

NR

Cyclohexanol

E

E

NR

G

Diisobutyl Ketone

NR

E

NR

NR

Diacetone Alcohol

NR

E

NR

NR

Dibutyl Phthalate

E

NR

NR

E

Diesel Fuel

NR

E

E

NR

Diethanolamine

NR

E

NR

NR

Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether

NR

E

NR

NR

Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether

NR

E

NR

NR

Dimethyl acetamide

P

F

NR

NR

Dimethylformamide (DMF)

F

P

NR

NR

Dipropylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether

NR

E

NR

NR

Dipropylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether

NR

E

NR

NR

Ethanolamine

NR

E

NR

NR

Ethyl Alcohol

G

NR

NR

P

Ethyl Butanol

NR

E

NR

NR

Ethylene Glycol

E

E

NR

E

Ethylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether

NR

E

NR

NR

Formaldehyde (37%)

E

E

NR

G

Formic Acid (90%)

E

E

NR

F

Gasoline

NR

NR

NR

P

Hydrochloric Acid (10%)

E

E

NR

NR

Hydrochloric Acid (30%)

E

E

NR

E

Hydrofluoric Acid (48%)

NR

NR

NR

F

Hydrogen Peroxide (30%)

E

E

NR

NR

Hydroquinone

E

E

NR

NR

Isoamyl Alcohol

NR

E

NR

NR

Isobutyl Alcohol

E

E

NR

NR

Isopropyl Alcohol

G

E

NR

F

Kerosene

F

E

NR

G

Lactic Acid (85%)

E

E

NR

NR

Maleic Acid

E

E

NR

NR

Methanol

NR

F

NR

NR

Methyl Carbitol Solvent

NR

E

NR

NR

Mineral Spirits

NR

NR

NR

F

Monoethanolamine

E

E

NR

NR

Muriatic Acid

E

E

NR

NR

N-Octanol

NR

E

NR

NR

Naphtha

NR

NR

NR

G

Nitric Acid (10%)

E

E

NR

NR

Nitric Acid (48%)

NR

E

NR

NR

Nitrobenzene

NR

P

NR

NR

Oleic Acid

E

E

NR

NR

Ortho Phosphoric Acid (85%)

NR

E

NR

NR

Oxalic Acid

E

E

NR

NR

Perchloric Acid (60%)

E

E

NR

NR

Phosphoric Acid

E

NR

NR

E

Potassium Hydroxide (50%)

E

NR

NR

E

Sodium Hydroxide (50%)

E

NR

NR

E

Sodium Hypochlorite (6%)

NR

E

NR

NR

Sulfuric Acid (47%)

E

E

NR

E

Sulfuric Acid (95+%)

NR

F

NR

E

Tannic Acid (65%)

G

E

NR

NR

Toluene

F

NR

NR

NR

Tricresyl Phosphate

E

E

NR

NR

Triethanolamine

NR

E

E

NR

Xylene

NR

P

NR

NR

Performance Rating Key

E = Excellent (> 4 hours lab test result)
G = Good (>2 hours lab test result)
F = Fair (> 1 hour lab test result)
P = Poor (> 30 minutes lab test result)
NR = Not recommended (< 30 minutes lab test result or not tested)

Listed values do NOT represent actual suggested usage times.

Performance ratings are based on permeation breakthrough times generated by controlled laboratory testing of room temperature liquid chemicals vs. the following specific glove styles, only:

NAT = LYFL (20 MILS)
NEO = PS-NE12 (MEDIUM-WEIGHT)
NIT = NI15-D (15 MILS)
PVC = 660 (TRIPLE-DIPPED)

Caution:
Use the above chart only as a guide for protection offered by specific gloves.  Understand that other factors, including temperature and physical hazards, the environment, chemical concentration, the presence of multiple chemical hazards, and glove thickness will have an impact on the protection offered by a given glove.

The end-user is solely responsible for determining the suitability of a particular glove for a specific application and the length of time such glove may be used, safely.

Natural rubber gloves contain natural rubber latex and are not recommended for use by those with a known or suspected allergy to natural rubber latex proteins.