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Chemical Resistance Information

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Quadrant Engineering Plastics - Chemical Resistance Database

ConcentrationTemperature Duratron® PBI Duratron® PAI Duratron® PEI Ertacetal® C / Acetron® (POM-C) Ertacetal® H / Acetron® (POM-H) Ertalon® / Nylatron® * (PA) Ertalyte® (PET) Fluorosint® (PTFE) Ketron® PEEK * Quadrant® 1000 PC PE 500 / TIVAR® Quadrant® 1000 PSU Quadrant® PPSU Symalit® 1000 PVDF Techtron® HPV PPS
Palmitic acid - C15H31COOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT A A A A A A A A
Paraffin - CnH2n+2
Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A A
Paraffine oil - Vasiline oil -
Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A C A
Pentanol (n-) - C5H11OH - C5H12O
Cas Nr 71-41-0 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Amyl alcohol, Pentyl alcohol (n-)
UD RT A A A A A A B A A
UD 100 A A A
Pentanone (3-) - C2H5COC2H5 - C5H10O
Cas Nr 96-22-0 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Diethyl ketone
UD RT A A A B
Pentyl acetate - CH3COOC5H11 - C7H14O2
Cas Nr 628-73-7 Chemical Group Esters
Synonyms Amyl acetate
UD RT A B A A A A A C A B B A
UD 100 C C C A A C C
Pentyl alcohol (n-) - C5H11OH - C5H12O
Cas Nr 71-41-0 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Amyl alcohol, Pentanol (n-)
UD RT A A A A A A B A A
UD 100 A A A
Pentyl chloride - CH3(CH2)4Cl - C5H11Cl
Cas Nr 543-59-9 Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Amyl chloride, Chloropentane
UD RT A A B
Perchloric acid - HClO4
Chemical Group Inorganic acids
UD RT C C A A A
10 RT C C A A A A A
10 50 A
10 75 A
10 100 A
70 RT A
70 50 A
70 75 A
70 100 C C A A B A
Perchloroethylene - Cl2C:CCl2
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A B B B A C B O B A A
UD 60 B B B A C C O A A
UD 80 B C C A C C O A A
UD 100 C C A C C O A
Perchloromethane - CCl4
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A B A A A A A C C C B A A
UD 60 B A A C A A C C C A
UD 80 C A A C C C C
Petrol, normal (DIN 53521)
Cas Nr 8006-61-9 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms Gasoline
CA 85 A A B A A A A A B B A A A A
Petrol, super (DIN 53521)
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA 60 A A A A A C B B A A A
CA 85 A B A A A A C B A A A
Petrol, unleaded
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A B A A
Petroleum - Petroleum -
Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Petroleum benzine
Cas Nr 8030-30-6 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms Naphtha
CA RT A A A A A A A B A B A A A
Phenol - C6H5OH
Chemical Group Phenols
UD RT C C O C C C
UD 40 A C C C O C A C O A A A
UD 60 C C C O C A C O A A
UD 75 C C C O C A C O B A
UD 100 C C C O C A C O A
5 RT A C A A C A A A
5 50 A
5 75 B
5 100 C
75 RT A O A B C A A A
90 RT C C O C A B C A A A
90 50 A
90 75 C
Phenoxybenzene - C6H5OC6H5 - C12H10O
Cas Nr 101-84-8 Chemical Group Ethers
Synonyms Diphenyl ether, Phenyl ether
UD RT A A C A A A A A
UD 80 A A C A A A
UD 100 A A A
Phenyl ether - (C6H5)2O
Chemical Group Ethers
UD RT A A C A A A A A
UD 80 A A C A A A
UD 100 A A A
Phenylmethanol - C6H5CH2OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A B A A A C A A
UD 80 O A A C A B
Phosphoric acid - H3PO4
Chemical Group Inorganic acids
1 RT B A A B B B A A A A A A A A A
3 RT C A A C C C A A A A A A A A A
3 80 C A C C C B A A B B A A A
10 RT C A A C C C A A A A A A A A A
25 RT C C A C C C A A A A A A A A A
25 60 C C C C C B A A A A A
50 RT C C C C C A A A A A A A A A
50 50 A
50 75 A
50 100 C C C C C C A A C C A B
50 125 A
50 200 C C C O A A
85 RT C C C C C O A A A A A B A A
85 60 C C C C C O B A A B B A A
85 100 C C C C C O C A A B A B
Phosphorous trichloride - PCl3
Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT C A A A A A
Phthalic acid - C6H4(COOH)2
Chemical Group Organic acids
SS RT A A B A A A A A
Picric acid - C6H2(NO2)3OH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT B A A B
50 RT A A A
50 100 B C C C A A C C A
Potash - K2CO3
Cas Nr 584-08-7 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
Synonyms Potassium carbonate, Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
SS RT C A A A A A A A A C
50 RT A A A A A A A A A C
Potassium acetate - KC2H3O2
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A A
Potassium bromate - KBrO3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT A A A A
Potassium bromide - KBr
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A A
10 RT A A B A A A A A A A A
Potassium carbonate - K2CO3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C A A A A A A A A C
50 RT A A A A A A A A A C
Potassium chlorate - KClO3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C A A A B
Potassium chloride - KCl
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A A A A
SS 100 A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
10 80 A B B B A A B B A
Potassium cyanide - KCN
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A A
Potassium dichromate - K2Cr2O7
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C A A A A
5 RT A A B A A A A A A A A A
10 RT A A A A A A
30 80 B B B A A B B A
40 RT A A A A A
Potassium hydroxide - KOH
Chemical Group Inorganic bases
1 RT A A A A A A B A A A A A
1 60 A A B A A A A A A A
10 RT C A A A C A A C A A A C A
10 50 C
10 60 C A A C A C A A A A
10 75 C
10 80 C C A B B C A C B A A
20 RT C A C A C A A A A A
20 60 C A C A C A B A A
25 120 C C C C C C A C C A
50 RT C A B C B A C A A A C A
50 50 C
50 75 C
50 80 C C B C C A C A A
Potassium nitrate - KNO3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT C A A A A A A A A A A
50 RT C A A A A
50 50 A
50 75 A
50 100 A
Potassium perchlorate - KClO4
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A
Potassium permanganate - KMnO4
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C C B A A A A
1 RT A A A C A A A A A A A A A
10 RT A A A C A A A A A A A A A
10 60 A C B A A A A
30 80 B C B A A B B A A
Potassium persulphate - K2S2O8
Cas Nr 7727-21-1 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A
Potassium sulphate - K2SO4
Cas Nr 7778-80-5 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A A
SS 100 A A A A
5 100 A C C C A A C C B A
Potassium sulphide - K2S
Cas Nr 1312-73-8 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
50 RT C A A A B
Propane - C3H8
Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Propanedioic acid - HOOCCH2COOH - C3H4O4
Cas Nr 141-82-2 Chemical Group Organic acids
Synonyms Malonic acid, Carboxyacetic acid, Dicarboxymethane
UD RT C A A
Propanediol - CH3CHOHCH2OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 57-55-6 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Propylene glycol, Methylethylene glycol
UD RT A A A A A A A A A
UD 120 A A A A
Propanol - C3H7OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 O C A A B
Propanol (n-) - C3H7OH - C3H8O
Cas Nr 71-23-8 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Propyl alcohol, Propanol
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 O C A A B
Propanone - CH3COCH3 - C3H6O
Cas Nr 67-64-1 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Acetone, Methyl ketone, Dimethyl formaldehyde
UD RT A A C A A A B A A C A C C A
UD 60 C A A C A A C C C A
5 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
5 100 B C C C A A C C A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
50 RT A A B A A A A A A A C B A
50 50 A A A A C C A
Propene - C3H6
Cas Nr 115-07-1 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
Propenoic acid - CH2:CHCOOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT C C C A A C A
UD 30 C O C A A C A
UD 50 C O C A A C A
UD 100 C O C A C
Propionic acid - CH3CH2COOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
5 RT A A A A A A A
10 RT B C A A A A A
50 RT C C A A A A
50 50 A
Propyl acetate - C3H7OOCCH3
Chemical Group Esters
UD RT A B A A C A
Propyl alcohol - C3H7OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 O C A A B
Propylene glycol - CH3CHOHCH2OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A A A A A A
UD 120 A A A A
Prussic acid - HCN
Cas Nr 74-90-8 Chemical Group Inorganic acids
Synonyms Hydrocyanic acid, Hydrogen cyanide
UD RT A A A
Pyridine - N(CH)5
Chemical Group Amines
UD RT C B B A A A O A B A
UD 60 C B A A O B C
UD 80 C B A A O C C
UD 100 C A O C C
Pyrogallol - C6H3(OH)3
Chemical Group Phenols
UD RT A C
50 RT A C A

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Resistance Ratings:

A    :    Resistant. Little or no change in weight. Small effect on mechanical properties. Generally suitable for practical use.
B    :    Partially resistant. In course of time, there is a distinct deterioration in mechanical properties and a change in weight. In many cases a short exposure may be considered allowable.
C    :    Non-resistant.  After a short time, the material is seriously affected (considerable reduction of the mechanical strength and changes in weight). Using the material under these conditions is not recommended.
O    :    The plastics material dissolves in the chemical.

Concentration (%):
A number, e.g. 20, indicates “20 g of solute per 100 g of aqueous solution” (20 % by weight).
UD    :    Undiluted (technically pure chemical)
SS    :    Saturated aqueous solution (at 23°C)
CA    :    As commercially available

Temperature (°C):
RT    :    Room temperature (15 – 25 °C).

* The resistance ratings given for Ertalon®/Nylatron® and Ketron® PEEK are in first instance valid for the unreinforced grades. As far as the glass fibre reinforced grades are concerned (Ertalon® 66-GF30 and Ketron® PEEK GF-30), it has to be noted that they are more affected by hot aqueous solutions than the unreinforced grades. Therefore, preliminary testing under actual service conditions is strongly recommended.

The ratings given here, derived from raw material supplier data and from literature related to the chemical resistance of plastics, are intended as a guide only and not as an alternative to actual testing. Therefore in practice, it is strongly recommended to carry out preliminary tests on a prototype under actual service conditions, to evaluate the final suitability of the selected plastics material for your application.