The table below gives guide lines on the chemical resistance of silicone at room temperature. The information is taken from published data and issupplied in good faith but we cannot accept responsibility for its correctness. If there is any doubt regarding the suitability of a material please check before putting into routine use.
S = Suitable L = Limited Use U = Unsuitable
Acetic Acid, Glacial S Hydrochloric Acid 36% soln. L
Acetone L Hydrochloric Acid 10% soln. S
Ammonium Acetate, sat. soln. S Hydrofluoric Acid 20% soln. U
Ammonium Carbonate, 20% soln. S Hydrogen Peroxide 100 vol. S
Ammonium Hydroxide 30% soln. S Industrial Methylated Spirit 740p. L
Amyl Acetate U Isopropyl Alcohol S
Amyl Alcohol L Methyl Ethyl Ketone U
Aniline U Methyl Alchol S
Antifreeze (Bluecol) L Milk S
Barium Chloride 20% soln S Nitric Acid 65% soln. U
Benzene U Nitric Acid 10% soln. S
Biological Detergent (Ariel 5%) S Paraffin U
n Butyl Acetate U Petroleum Ether bp 60/80 deg C. U
n Butyl Alchol L Perchloroethylene U
Carbon Tetrachloride U Petrol U
Castor Oil S Phenol 5% soln. L
Chloroform U Phosphoric Acid 80% soln. S
Chromium Trioxide 20% soln. S Potassium Hydroxide sat. soln. U
Cyclohexane U Potassium Hydroxide 50% soln. S
Dibutyl Phthalate S Potasium Permanganate sat. soln. S
Dichloromethane U Sodium Carbonate sat. soln. S
Diesel U
Diethyl Ether U Sodium Chloride sat. soln. S
Ethanol, absolute, (740p) S Sodium Hydroxide 50% soln. S
Ethylene Glycol S Sodium Hypochlorite 15% soln. S
Ferrous Sulphate, 20% soln. S Sulphuric Acid 98% soln. U
Ferric Chloride, sat. soln. S Sulphuric Acid 50% soln. S
FormalinSToluene U Teepol S
Formic Acid 70% soln. S Tetrahydrofuran U
Glycerol S Xylene U