Chemical compatibility table


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Acetaldehyde
CH3CHO
B B B B B B B B B B A A A
Acetic acid 100%
CH3COOH
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Acetic Ethyl Ester
CH3COOC2H5
C C C C C C B B B B B A A
Acetone
CH3COCH3
B B B B B B B B B B B A A
Acetylene
C2H2
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Adipic acid
COOH(CH2)2COOH
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Air A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Alum
KA1(SO4)2
A A B B B A A A A A A A A
Aluminium acetate
AL(CH3COO)3
A A B B B B A A A A A A A
Aluminium chloride
ALCL3
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonia
NH3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium bicarbonate
NH4HCO3
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium chloride
(NH4)C1
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium hydroxide
NH4OH
C C C C C C A A A A B A A
Amyl acetate
CH3COOC5H11
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Aviation Fuel (kerosene) B B C B B C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Barium chloride
BaCl2
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Benzene (Benzol)
C6H6
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Benzoic acid
C6H5COOH
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Boiler feed water (alkaline) A A A A A A A A A A B A A
Borax
Na2B4O7l0(H2O)10
B B C B B B A A A A A A A
Boric Acid
H3BO3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Butane
C4H10
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Butanone (M.E.K) C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Butyl acetate
CH3COOC4H9
C C C C C C B B B B B A A
Butyl alcohol (butanol)
C4H9OH
A A A A A A A A A A B A A
Butyric acid
C3H7COOH
A A A A A A A A A A A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Calcium Chloride
CaCL2
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Calcium hydroxide (lime water)
Ca(OH)2
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Calcium hypochlorite
Ca(OCL)2
B B B B B B A A A A A B A
Carbon dioxide
CO2
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Carbon disulfide
CS2
C C C C C C C C C C C A A
Carbon tetrachloride
CC14
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Castor oil A A B A A A A A A A B A A
Chlorine (dry)
Cl2
C C C C C C A A A A C B A
Chlorine (wet)
Cl2
C C C C C C A A A A C B A
Chloroform
CHCl3
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Chromic acid
H2CrO4
C C C C C C B B B B C C A
Citric acid
(CH2COOH)2C(OH)COOH
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Clophen T 64 C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Copper Sulphate
CuSO4
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Creosote C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Cresol
C6H4(OH)CH4
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Cyclohexanol
C6H11OH
C C C C C C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Decalin
C10H18
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Di-benzyl ether
(C6H5CH2)2O
C C C C C C C C C C B A A
Di-butyl phthalate
C6H4(COOC4H9)2
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Diesel oil B B C B B C A A A A B A A
Dimethyl formamide
HCON(CH3)2
C C C C C C C C C C B A A
Diphyl (Dowtherm A) C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Dyeliquor (alkaline, neutral, acidic) A A B B B B A A A A B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Ethane
C2H6
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Ethyl acetate
CH3COOC2H5
C C C C C C B B B B B A A
Ethyl alcohol (ethanol)
C2H5OH
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ethyl chloride
C2H5Cl
B B C C C C B B B B C A A
Ethylene chloride
(CH2Cl)2
C C C C C C C C C C C A A
Ethylene glycol
(CH2OH)2
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ethyl ether
C2H5OC2H5
C C C C C C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Formaldehyde
HCHO
B B B B B B A A A A A A A
Formic acid 10%
HCOOH
B B B B B A A A A A A A A
Formic acid 85%
HCOOH
B B B B B A B B B B A A A
Freon 12 Frigen 12
CCl2F2
B B C B B A A A A A B A A
Freon 22 Frigen 22 B B B B B A B B B B B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Glycerine
(CH2OH)2CHOH
A A A A A A A A A A A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Heating oil B B C B B C A A A A C A A
Heptane
C7H16
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Hydraulic oil (Glycol) B B C C C C A A A A B A A
Hydraulic oil (mineral) B B C B B C A A A A B A A
Hydraulic oil (phospate ester) B B C C C C A A A A B A A
Hydrochloric Acid 20%
HCl
C C C C C C A A A A A A A
Hydrochloric Acid 37%
HCl
C C C C C C A A A A B A A
Hydrochloric Acid 10%
HFl
C C C C C C A A A A C A C
Hydrogen
H2
A A B B B B A A A A A A A
Hydrogen chloride (dry)
HCl
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Hydrogen peroxide (up to 6%ww)
H2O2
C C C C C C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Iso-octane
(CH3)3CCH2(CH3)2
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Iso-propyl alcohol
(CH3)2CHOH
A A B A A A A A A A A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Kerosene (Paraffin) B B C B B C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Lactic acid 50%
CH3CHOHCOOH
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Linseed oil B B C B B C A A A A B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Magnesium sulphate
MgSO4
B B C B B B A A A A B A A
Malic acid
HOOCCH2CHOHCOOH
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Methane
CH4
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Methyl alcohol
CH3OH
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Methyl chloride
CH3Cl
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Methylene chloride
CH2Cl2
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Methyl ethyl Ketone
CH3COC2H5
C C C C C C C C C C B A A
Mineral oil-ASTM No.1 B B C B B C A A A A A A A
Mineral oil-ASTM No.3 B B C B B C A A A A B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Naphta C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Nitric acid 20%
HNO3
C C C C C C C C C C A A A
Nitric acid 40%
HNO3
C C C C C C C C C C C A A
Nitric acid 96%
HNO3
C C C C C C C C C C C A A
Nitrogen
N2
A A A A A A A A A A A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Octane
C8H18
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Oleic acid
C17H33COOH
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Oxalic acid
(COOH)2
B B B B B B B B B B A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Pentane
C5H12
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Perchloroethylene
C2Cl4
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Petrol B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Petroleum ether A A B A A B A A A A B A A
Phenol
C6H5OH
C C C C C C C C C C B A A
Phosphoric acid (all conc)
H3PO4
B B C B B B A A A A B A A
Phthalic acid
C6H4(COOH)2
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium acetate
CH3COOK
A A B A A B A A A A A A A
Potassium carbonate
K2CO3
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium chlorate
KClO3
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium chloride
KCl
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium cyanide
KCN
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium dichromate
K2Cr2O7
B B B B B B A A A A A A A
Potassium hydroxide
KOH
B B B B B B B B B B A A A
Potassium hypochlorite
KClO
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium nitrate (saltpetre)
KNO3
A A B A A A A A A A A A A
Potassium permanganate
KMnO4
B B C C C C A A A A A B A
Producer gas (generator gas) B B C B B C A A A A C A A
Propane
C3H8
B B C C C C A A A A C A A
Pydrol C C C C C C A A A A B A A
Pyridine
C5H5N
C C C C C C B B B B B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Rapeseed oil C C C C C C A A A A B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Sea water A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Silicone oil A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium aluminate
Na3AlO3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium bicarbonate
NaHCO3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium bisulphite
NaHSO3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium chloride (salt)
NaCl
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium hydroxide
NaOH
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium silicate (water glass)
Na4SiO4
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Sodium sulphate
Na2SO4
B B B B B B A A A A A A A
Sodium sulphide
Na2S
B B B B B B B B B B B A A
Steam
H2O
B C C C C C C C C C C A A
Stearic acid
C17H35COOH
B B B B B B A A A A B A A
Sulphur dioxide
SO2
B B B B B B B B B B B A A
Sulphuric acid 30%
H2SO4
C C C C C C A A A A A B A
Sulphuric acid 50%
H2SO4
C C C C C C B B B B B B A
Sulphuric acid 96%
H2SO4
C C C C C C C C C C C C A
Sulphurous acid
H2SO3
B B C C C B B B B B B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Tannic acid
C76H52O46
A A B B B A A A A A A A A
Tartaric acid
(CHOHCOOH)2
B B C B B C A A A A B A A
Tetrachlorethane
C2H2Cl4
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Tetralin
C10H12
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Toluene
C6H5CH3
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
Town's gas A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Transformer oil B B C B B C A A A A C A A
Trichloroethylene
C2HCl3
C C C C C C B B B B C A A
Turpentine B B C C C C A A A A C A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Vinyl acetate
CH3COOC2H3
A A A A A A A A A A A A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Water
H2O
A A A A A A A A A A A A A
White spirit B B C B B B A A A A B A A

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | X
Xylol (Xylene)
C6H4(CH3)2
C C C C C C A A A A C A A
A: Suitable
B: Suitability depends on operating conditions
C: Not suitable
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