Rubber Chemical Resistance Chart

Welcome to our Rubber Chemical Resistance Chart

Here is page 6 of our rubber chemical compatibility chart for all popular rubber materials. Use this rubber chemical resistance chart to make sure that the elastomer or O-ring seal you choose will be compatible with whatever environment it may come into contact with.

LEGEND: 1 = Satisfactory, 2 = Fair, 3 = Doubtful, 4 = Unsatisfactory, X = Insufficient Data

  Nitrile EPDM Neoprene SBR Silicone Butyl Polyacrylate Hypalon Viton Polyurethane Fluorosilicone Aflas Kalrez
Steam Below 400°F 4 1 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 4 X 1
Steam, 400° - 500°F 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X 1
Steam, Above 500°F X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Stearic Acid 2 2 2 2 2 2 X 2 X X X X 1
Stoddard Solvent 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Strontium Acetate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Strontium Carbonate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Strontium Chloride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Strontium Hydroxide 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Strontium Nitrate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Styrene (Monomer) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 X 3 X 1
Succinic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sucrose Solutions 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 2 1 4 1 X 1
Sulfamic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfanilic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfanilic Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Sulfanilimide 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Sulfite Liquors 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfolane 2 1 2 X X X X X 2 X X 1 1
Sulfonated Oils 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Sulfonic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfonyl Choride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 2
Sulfur 4 1 1 4 X 1 4 X 1 X 1 X 1
Sulfur (Molten) 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 1 4 3 X 1
Sulfur Chloride 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 1 X 1 X 1
Sulfur Dioxide, Dry 4 1 4 2 2 2 4 4 4 X 2 X 1
Sulfur Dioxide, Liquidified under pressure 4 1 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 X 2 X 1
Sulfur Dioxide, Wet 4 1 2 4 2 1 4 3 4 X 2 X 1
Sulfur Hexafluoride 2 1 1 X X X X X 3 X X 3 2
Sulfur Liquors 2 2 2 2 4 2 4 2 1 X 2 X 1
Sulfur Monochloride 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Sulfur Tetrafluoride X X X X X X X X X X X X 2
Sulfur Trioxide Dry 4 2 4 3 2 2 4 4 1 X 2 X 1
Sulfuric Acid (20% Oleum) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfuric Acid, 3 Molar to 158°F 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 X 1
Sulfuric Acid, Concentrated Room Temp X 3 X X X X X X 1 3 X X 1
Sulfuric Acid, Concentrated to 158°F 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X 1 4 4 X 1
Sulfuric Chlorohydrin (Chlorosulfonic Acid) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Sulfurous Acid 2 2 2 2 4 2 4 1 1 3 X X 1
Sunoco #3661 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Sunoco All purpose grease 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Sunoco SAE 10 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Sunsafe (Fire resist. hydr. fluid) 1 4 2 4 X 4 4 2 1 4 1 X 1
Super Shell Gas 1 4 2 4 4 4 2 4 1 2 2 X 1
Surfuryl Chloride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Swan Finch EP Lube 1 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Swan Finch Hypoid-90 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Tallow 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Tannic Acid (10%) 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 X 1 X 1
Tar, bituminous 2 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 1 X 1 X 1
Tartaric Acid 1 2 2 4 1 2 X 1 1 1 1 X 1
Tellone II X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Terephthalic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Terpineol 2 3 4 4 X 3 X 4 1 2 1 X 1
Terpinyl Acetate 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME) X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Tertiary Butyl Catechol or p-tert-butylcatechol 4 2 2 2 X 2 4 2 1 4 1 X 1
Tertiary Butyl Mercaptan 4 4 X X X X X X 1 X X X 1
Tetrabromoethane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 X 2 X 1
Tetrabromomethane 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tetrabutyl Titanate 2 1 2 2 4 2 X 4 1 X 4 X 1
Tetrachloroethylene 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Tetrachoroethane 4 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Tetraethyl Lead 2 4 2 4 X 4 X 4 1 X 2 X 1
Tetraethyl Lead “Blend” 2 4 4 4 X 4 X 4 1 X 2 X 1
Tetraethyl Orthosilicate (TEOS) X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Tetrahydrofuran 4 2 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 3 4 X 1
Tetralin 4 4 4 4 4 4 X 4 1 X 1 X 1
Tetramethyl Ammonium Hydroxide 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane (TMCTS) X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Tetramethyldihydropyridine 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tetramethyldihydropyridine 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tetraphosphoglucosate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tetraphosphoric Acid X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Texaco 3450 Gear Oil 1 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Texaco Capella A and AA 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 1 X 1
Texaco Meropa 220 (No Lead) 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 1 X 1
Texaco Regal B 1 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Texaco Uni-Temp Grease 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Texamatic “A” 1581 Fluid 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 2 X 1
Texamatic “A” 3401 Fluid 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 2 X 1
Texamatic “A” 3525 Fluid 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 2 X 1
Texamatic “A” 3528 Fluid 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 2 X 1
Texamatic “A” Transmission Oil 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 2 2 X 1
Texas 1500 Oil 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Therminol 44 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 X 1 X X X 1
Therminol 55 2 4 4 X 4 4 2 X 1 X X X 1
Therminol 66 X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Therminol FR X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Therminol VP-1, 60, 65 4 4 4 X 2 4 4 X 1 X X X 1
Thio Acid Chloride X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Thioamyl Alcohol 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Thiodiacetic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Thioethanol 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Thioglycolic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Thiokol TP-90B 4 1 2 4 X 1 X 2 1 X 2 X 1
Thiokol TP-95 4 1 2 4 X 1 X 2 1 X 2 X 1
Thionyl Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Thiophene (Thiofuran) 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Thiophosphoryl Chloride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Thiourea 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Thorium Nitrate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tidewater Multigear, 140 EP Lube 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Tidewater Oil-Beedol 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Tin Ammonium Chloride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tin Chloride 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Tin Tetrachloride 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Titanic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Titanium Dioxide 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Titanium Sulfate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Titanium Tetrachloride 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Toluene 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Toluene Bisodium Sulfite X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) 4 2 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 X 4 X 1
Toluene Sulfonyl Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Toluenesulfonic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Toluidine 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Toluol 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Toluquinone 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tolylaldehyde 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Transformer Oil 1 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 1 1 1 X 1
Transmission Fluid Type A 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Triacetin 2 1 2 3 X 1 4 2 4 4 4 X 1
Triaryl Phosphate 4 1 4 4 3 1 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Tribromomethylbenzene 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Tributoxyethyl Phosphate 4 1 4 2 X 1 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Tributyl Citrate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tributyl Mercaptan 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 X 3 X 1
Tributyl Phosphate 4 1 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 X 1
Tributylamine X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Trichloroacetic Acid 2 2 4 2 X 2 4 4 3 4 4 X 1
Trichloroacetyl Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Trichlorobenzene 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Trichloroethane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trichloroethanolamine 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trichloroethylene 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trichloromethane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trichloronitromethane (Chloropicrin) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trichlorophenylsilane X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Trichloropropane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trichlorosilane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Tricresyl Phosphate 4 1 3 2 3 1 4 4 2 4 2 X 1
Triethanol Amine 3 2 2 2 X 2 4 2 4 4 4 X 1
Triethyl Phosphate 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Triethylaluminum X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Triethylborane X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Triethylene Glycol 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Triethylenetetramine 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trifluoroacetic Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 2
Trifluoroethane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trifluoromethane 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 2 X 1
Trifluorovinylchloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Triisopropylbenzylchloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Trimethylamine 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trimethylamine (TMA) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trimethylbenzene 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Trimethylborate (TMB) 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Trimethylpentane 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Trinitrololuene (TNT) 4 4 2 4 X 4 4 2 2 X 2 X 1
Trioctyl Phosphate 4 1 4 4 3 1 4 4 2 4 2 X 1
Triphenylphosphite 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tripoly Phosphate 4 1 3 4 3 1 4 4 2 4 1 X 1
Tripotassium Phosphate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Trisodium Phosphate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Tritium X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tung Oil (China Wood Oil) 1 4 2 4 4 3 X 3 1 3 2 X 1
Tungsten Hexafluoride X X X X X X X X X X X X 2
Tungstic Acid X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Turbine Oil 1 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Turbine Oil #15 (MIL-L-7808A) 2 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 1 4 2 X 1
Turbo Oil #35 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Turpentine 1 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 1 4 2 X 1
Type I Fuel (MIL-S-3136)(ASTM Ref. Fuel A) 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Type II Fuel MIL-S-3136 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 1 2 2 X 1
Type III Fuel MIL-S-3136(ASTM Ref. Fuel B) 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 1 2 2 X 1
Ucon Hydrolube J-4 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 X 1 4 2 X 1
Ucon Lubricant 50-HB-100 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant 50-HB-260 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant 50-HB-5100 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant 50-HB55 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant 50-HB-660 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-1145 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-135 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-285 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-300X 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-625 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Lubricant LB-65 1 1 1 2 1 1 X 2 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Oil 50-HB-280x 2 1 2 X X X X X 3 X X 1 1
Ucon Oil Heat Transfer Fluid 500 (Polyalkalene Glycol) 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Oil LB-385 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Ucon Oil LB-400X 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Undecylenic Acid 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Undecylic Acid 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Univis 40 (Hydr. Fluid) 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Univolt #35 (Mineral Oil) 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Unsymmetrical Dimethyl Hydrazine (UDMH) 2 1 2 2 4 1 X 1 4 X 4 X 1
UPDI(Ultrapure Deionized Water) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Uranium Hexachloride X X X X X X X X 1 X X X 1
Uranium Hexafluoride X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Uranium Sulfate X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Uric Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Valeraldehyde 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Valeric Acid 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Vanadium Oxide 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Vanadium Pentoxide 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 X 1
Varnish 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vegetable Oil 1 3 3 4 1 3 1 X 1 X 1 X 1
Versilube F44, F55 1 1 1 X X X X X 1 X X 1 1
Versilube F-50 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1
Vinegar 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 X 3 4 3 X 1
Vinyl Acetate 2 1 2 X X X X X 3 X X 1 1
Vinyl Benzene 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vinyl Benzoate 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vinyl Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vinyl Fluoride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vinylidene Chloride 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vinylpyridine 2 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 1 3 2 X 1
Vitriol (White) 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
VV-H-910 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 4 2 X 1
Wagner 21B Brake Fluid 3 1 2 1 3 2 X 2 4 X 4 X 1
Water 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 4 1 X 1
Wemco C 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
Whiskey and Wines 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 X 1
White Liquor 1 1 1 X X X X X 1 X X 1 1
White Oil 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 X 1
White Pine Oil 2 4 4 4 4 4 X 4 1 X 1 X 1
Wolmar Salt 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 X 1
Wood Alcohol 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 4 4 1 X 1
Wood Oil 1 4 2 4 4 3 1 3 1 3 2 X 1
Xenon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1
Xylene 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 X 1
Xylidenes-Mixed-Aromatic Amines 3 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X 1
Xylol 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 X 1
Zeolites 1 1 1 1 X 1 X 1 1 X 1 X 1
Zinc Acetate 2 1 2 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 4 X 1
Zinc Ammonium Chloride 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Chloride 1 1 1 1 X 1 4 1 1 X 1 X 1
Zinc Chromate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Cyanide 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Dihydrogen Phosphate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Fluorosilicate X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Zinc Hydrosulfite 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Naphthenate X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Zinc Nitrate 1 1 X 1 X 1 4 1 1 X 1 X 1
Zinc Oxide 1 1 X 1 X 1 4 1 1 X 1 X 1
Zinc Phenolsulfonate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Phosphate 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 X 1
Zinc Salts 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 X 1
Zinc Silicofluoride X X X X X X X X X X X X 1
Zinc Stearate 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zinc Sulfate 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 X 1
Zinc Sulfide 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 1 X 1
Zirconium Nitrate 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 X 1