The recommendations shown in this table are based on data obtained in our laboratory,
data supplied by polymer manufacturers, and comparison made with similar materials.
These are general guidelines only and users must conduct their own functional tests to
determine the suitability of any compound for their particular application. To aid in your
selection, materials are ranked in order of increasing cost with Nitriles costing the least and
Fluoroelastomers costing the most.

R = Recommended M = Marginal U = Unsatisfactory X = Insufficient Data

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Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Acetaldehyde
U
U
R
U
U
U
R
U
Acetamide
R
U
R
R
U
U
M
U
Acetic Acid
M
M
R
R
U
U
R
U
Acetone
U
M
R
M
U
U
M
U
Acetophenone
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
                 
Acetylene
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Ammonia
R
R
R
R
U
X
R
U
Ammonium Hydroxide
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Amyl Acetate
U
U
M
U
U
U
U
U
Anderol L-774
M
U
U
U
R
U
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Antifreeze
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Aniline
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
M
Ansul Ether
M
U
M
U
U
R
U
U
Aroclors
M
U
R
U
U
X
M
R
Askarel
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
                 
ASTM # 1
R
U
U
R
R
R
R
R
ASTM # 3
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
ASTM Fuel A
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
ASTM Fuel B
R
U
U
U
U
R
U
R
ASTM Fuel C
R
U
U
U
U
R
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
ASTM Fuel D
M
U
U
U
U
R
U
R
Auto. Transmission Fluid
R
U
U
M
R
R
M
R
Beer
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Benzaldehyde
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Benzene
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
                 
Benzine
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Benzoic Acid
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Benzophenone
U
U
R
X
U
U
U
R
Benzyl Alcohol
U
U
R
R
U
U
X
R
Bleach
R
R
R
R
U
U
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Borax
R
R
R
U
R
R
R
R
Boric Acid
R
R
R
R
U
R
R
R
Brake Fluid (non-petroleum)
U
R
R
R
U
U
R
U
Bromine
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Bromobenzene
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
                 
Bunker Oil
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Butane
R
M
U
R
R
U
U
R
Butter
R
U
M
R
R
R
R
R
Butyl Acetate
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
Butyl Alcohol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Butyl Amine
M
U
U
U
U
U
R
U
Butyl Carbitol
U
U
R
M
U
X
U
M
Butyl Cellosolve
M
U
R
M
U
U
X
U
Butyraldehyde
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Carbitol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
                 
Carbitol Acetate
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Carbon Disulfide
U
U
U
U
U
X
U
R
Carbon Tetrachloride
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Carbonic Acid
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Castor Oil
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Cellosolve
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
Chassis Grease
R
U
U
M
R
X
U
R
Chloracetic Acid
U
U
R
U
U
U
X
U
Chloracetone
U
U
R
M
X
X
U
R
Chlordane
R
U
U
M
X
X
U
R
                 
Chlorine
U
U
R
U
U
U
X
R
Chlorbenzol
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Chloroform
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Chlorosulfonic Acid
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
Chrome Plating Solution
U
U
R
U
U
U
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Chromic Acid
U
U
X
U
X
X
M
R
Citric Acid
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Cod Liver Oil
R
U
U
R
R
U
R
R
Coffee
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Corn Oil
R
U
U
U
R
U
R
R
                 
Creosote
R
U
U
R
R
M
U
R
Creosote Oil
R
U
U
M
X
X
M
R
Creosylic Acid
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Crude Oil
R
U
U
M
R
R
U
R
Cyclohexane
R
U
U
M
R
R
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Cyclohexanol
R
U
U
R
X
X
U
R
Decalin
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Denatured Alcohol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Diacetone
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Dibutyl Amine
U
U
U
M
U
U
U
U
                 
Dibutyl Phthalate
U
U
R
U
U
X
X
M
Dichloro Aniline
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
M
Dichloro Butane
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Diesel Oil
R
U
U
M
U
U
U
R
Diethylamine
R
R
R
R
U
M
R
U
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Diethyl Benzene
M
U
U
U
X
X
X
R
Diethylene Glycol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Dimethyl Ether
U
U
U
M
M
R
U
U
Dimethyl Foramide
U
X
R
X
X
X
R
U
Dimethyl Phthalate
U
U
R
U
U
X
X
R
                 
Dimethyl Terephalate
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Dioctyl Phthalate
U
U
R
U
U
U
M
R
Dioxane
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Diphenyl
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Dow Corning 550
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Dow Gard
R
R
R
R
M
M
R
R
Dowtherm A & E
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Elco 28
R
U
U
M
R
R
R
R
Epoxy Resins
X
X
R
R
X
X
X
U
Ethane
R
U
U
R
R
M
U
R
                 
Ethanol
R
R
R
R
U
R
R
R
Ethanolamine
R
R
R
R
U
M
R
U
Ethyl Acetate
U
U
R
U
U
U
R
U
Ethyl Benzene
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Ethyl Cellulose
R
R
R
R
U
R
R
U
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Ethyl Chloride
R
R
R
R
M
R
U
R
Ethyl Ether
M
U
M
U
U
R
U
U
Ethyl Formate
U
U
R
R
X
X
X
R
Ethyl Hexanol
R
R
R
R
X
X
X
R
Ethyl Merlaptan
U
U
X
M
X
X
M
R
                 
Ethylene Chloride
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Ethylene Oxide
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Formaldehyde
M
M
R
M
U
U
R
U
Formic Acid
M
R
R
R
X
X
M
U
Freon 12
R
R
R
R
X
R
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Fuel Oil
R
U
U
R
R
U
U
R
Furan
U
U
X
U
U
X
X
X
Frufural
U
U
R
U
U
X
U
U
Fufuryl Alcohol
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
X
Fyrquel
U
U
R
U
U
U
R
R
                 
Gallic Acid
R
R
R
R
U
U
X
R
Gasoline
R
U
U
U
U
R
U
R
Gelatin
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Glucose
R
R
R
R
X
U
R
R
Glycerine
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Heptane
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Hexaldehyde
U
U
R
R
X
X
R
U
Hexane
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Hexanol
R
R
M
R
U
U
R
R
Home Heating Oil
R
U
U
M
R
R
R
R
                 
Hydrazine
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
X
Hydrochloric Acid
R
M
R
R
M
U
U
R
Hydrocyanic Acid
R
R
R
R
U
X
M
R
Hydrogen Peroxide
R
R
R
R
U
X
R
R
Hydrogen Sulfide
U
U
R
R
U
X
M
U
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Hydroquinone
M
U
U
U
U
X
X
R
Hypoid Gear Lube
R
U
U
M
R
R
M
R
Iodine
R
R
R
U
X
X
X
R
Isocyanate
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
R
Iso Octane
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
                 
Iso Phorone
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Isopar
R
X
U
R
R
R
U
R
Isopropanol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Isopropyl Acetate
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
JP-4(MIL-J-5624)
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
JP-5(MIL-J-5624)
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Kerosine
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Lactic Acid
R
R
R
R
U
X
X
R
Lacquers
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
Lard
R
U
R
R
R
R
R
R
                 
Linoleic Acid
R
U
U
R
X
X
R
R
Linseed Oil
R
U
M
M
R
X
R
R
Lye Solutions
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Malathion
R
U
U
X
X
X
U
R
Maleic Acid
U
U
U
U
U
X
X
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Mercury
R
R
R
R
X
X
X
R
Meter-Cresol
U
U
U
R
U
U
U
R
Methane
R
U
U
R
R
M
U
R
Methanol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
U
Methyl Acetate
U
U
R
R
U
U
U
U
                 
Methacrylic Acid
U
U
R
R
U
U
U
M
Methyl Cellosolve
M
U
R
M
U
U
U
U
Methylene Chloride
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Methyl Mercaptan
X
X
R
X
X
X
X
X
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Milk
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Mineral Oil
R
U
M
R
R
R
R
R
Mineral Spirits
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Monovinyl Acetylene
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Mustard
X
R
R
X
X
X
R
R
                 
Naphtha
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Naphthalene
U
U
U
U
X
X
U
R
Naphthenic Acid
R
U
U
U
X
X
U
R
Natural Gas
R
R
U
R
R
R
R
R
Neatsfoot Oil
R
U
R
U
R
R
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Nitric Acid
U
M
R
U
U
U
U
M
Nitrobenzene
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Nitropropane
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Octane
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Octanol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
                 
Oleic Acid
M
U
U
M
X
X
U
R
Oleum
R
U
U
M
X
X
U
R
Oronite 8200
R
U
U
R
X
R
U
R
Oxalic Acid
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Peanut Oil
R
U
M
M
R
X
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Pentane
R
M
U
R
R
U
U
R
Perchlorethylene
R
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Petroleum Ether
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Phenol
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Phenylhyrazine
U
M
U
U
U
X
X
R
                 
Phosphoric Acid
R
R
R
R
M
U
R
R
Pine Oil
R
U
U
U
X
X
U
R
Potassium Hydroxide
R
R
R
R
U
U
M
U
Propane
R
U
U
R
R
M
U
R
Propanol
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Propyl Acetate
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Pydraul
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
R
Pyranol
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Pyridine
U
R
U
U
U
X
U
U
Rapeseed Oil
R
U
R
R
R
R
U
R
                 
Resurcinol
X
R
R
X
X
X
X
X
SAE10W30
R
U
U
M
R
R
R
R
Seawater
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
X
Silicone Grease
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Silver Nitrate
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Skelly Solvent
R
U
U
U
X
X
X
R
Skydrol
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
R
Skydrol 500
U
U
R
U
U
U
U
U
Sodium Hydroxide
R
R
R
R
U
R
R
R
Sovasol
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
                 
Soy Bean Oil
R
U
M
M
R
X
R
R
Stearic Acid
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
X
Stoddard Solvent
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Sucrose
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Sulfuric Acid
R
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Tall Oil
R
U
U
M
R
U
X
R
Tannic Acid
R
R
R
R
U
X
R
R
Tar
R
U
U
M
U
X
R
R
Tartaric Acid
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Tetrachloro Ethane
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
                 
Tetralin
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Tidewater Oil
R
U
U
R
R
R
R
R
Toluene
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Trichloro Ethylene
M
U
U
U
U
U
U
R
Triethanol
M
R
R
R
U
U
X
U
Fluid
Nitrile
SBR
EPMD
Neoprene
Polyacrylate
Urethane
Silicone
Flouro-
elastomer
Turbine Oil
R
U
U
U
R
R
U
R
Turpentine
R
U
U
U
R
U
U
R
UCDN 50HB280X
R
R
R
R
X
X
R
R
Univis J-43
R
U
U
R
R
R
U
R
Varnish
R
U
U
U
U
M
U
R
                 
Vinegar
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Water
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Wheat Germ Oil
R
U
U
M
R
R
R
R
Whiskey & Wine
R
R
R
R
U
U
R
R
Wood Oil
R
U
U
R
X
M
U
R