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Chemical Resistance of Plexiglass Acrylic

Plexiglass Properties: ACRYLIC: CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

E - 30 days of constant exposure with no damage. Plastic may even tolerate chemical for years.

G - Little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure to the reagent.

F - Some effect after 7 days of constant exposure to the reagent. Solvents may cause softening, and swelling.

N - Not recommended for continuous use. Immediate damage may occur such as severe crazing, cracking, or permeation losses.


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    Conditions
    (68 deg F)
    at 20 deg C
    Conditions
    (122 deg F)
    at 50 deg C
    Acetaldehyde
    G
    F
    Acetamide (saturated)
    E
    E
    Acetic Acid 5%
    E
    G
    Acetic Acid 50%
    N
    N
    Acetic Acid, Glacial
    N
    N
    Acetic Anhydride
    N
    N
    Acetone
    N
    N
    Acetonitrile
    N
    N
    Acrylonitrile
    N
    N
    Adipic Acid
    G
    F
    Alanine
    E
    G
    Allyl Alcohol
    N
    N
    Aluminum Hydroxide
    G
    F
    Aluminum Salts
    E
    E
    Amino Acids
    E
    G
    Ammonia
    G
    F
    Ammonium Acetate, saturated
    E
    E
    Ammonium Glycolate
    E
    E
    Ammonium Hydroxide, 50%
    E
    G
    Ammonium Hydroxide, 5%
    E
    E
    Ammonium Oxalate
    E
    G
    Ammonium Salts
    E
    E
    n-Amyl Acetate
    N
    N
    Amyl Chloride
    E
    E
    Aniline
    N
    N
    Aqua regia
    F
    N
    Benzaldehyde
    F
    N
    Benzene
    N
    N
    Benzoic Acid, saturated
    E
    G
    Benzyl Acetate
    N
    N
    Benzyl Alcohol
    N
    N
    Bromine
    N
    N
    Bromobenzene
    N
    N
    Bromoform
    N
    N
    Butadiene
    G
    G
    n-Butyl Acetate
    N
    N
    n-Butyl Alcohol
    F
    N
    i-Butyl Alcohol
    F
    N
    t-Butyl Alcohol
    F
    N
    Butyric Acid
    N
    N
    Butyl Chloride
    N
    N
    Calcium Hydroxide, Conc.
    G
    G
    Calcium Hypochlorite, saturated
    G
    F
    Cellosolve Acetate
    G
    F
    Carbazole
    N
    N
    Carbon Disulfide
    F
    N
    Carbon Tetrachloride
    N
    N
    Cedarwood Oil
    F
    N
    Chlorine, 10% in Air
    E
    E
    Chlorine, 10% (Moist)
    E
    G
    Chloroacetic Acid
    N
    N
    p-Chloroacetophenone
    N
    N
    Chlorobenzene
    N
    N
    Chloroform
    N
    N
    Chromic Acid, 10%
    E
    E
    Chromic Acid, 50%
    F
    N
    Cinnamon oil
    N
    N
    Citric Acid, 10%
    E
    E
    Cresol
    N
    N
    Cyclohexane
    N
    N
    Cyclohexanone
    N
    N
    Cyclopentane
    G
    F
    Decalin
    F
    N
    n-decane
    F
    N
    o-Dichlorobenzene
    N
    N
    p-Dichlorobenzene
    N
    N
    Diethyl Benzene
    N
    N
    Diethyl Ether
    F
    N
    Diethyl Ketone
    N
    N
    Malonate
    F
    F
    Diethylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Diethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether
    E
    G
    Dimethyl Formamide
    N
    N
    Sulfoxide
    N
    N
    1, 4-dioxane
    N
    N
    Dipropylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Diethylamine
    G
    G
    Diacetone alcohol
    N
    N
    1, 2-dichloroethane
    N
    N
    2, 4-dichlorophenol
    N
    N
    Dimethyl acetamide
    E
    E
    Dioxane
    N
    N
    Dibutyl phthalate
    F
    N
    Dioctyl phthalate
    F
    N
    Ethanol
    F
    N
    Ether
    F
    N
    Ethyl Acetate
    N
    N
    Ethyl Alcohol (Absolute)
    G
    F
    Ethyl Alcohol, 40%
    E
    E
    Ethyl Benzene
    N
    N
    Ethyl Benzoate
    N
    N
    Ethyl Butyrate
    N
    N
    Ethyl Chloride liquid
    N
    N
    Ethyl Cyanoacetate
    N
    N
    Ethyl Lactate
    F
    N
    Ethylene Chloride
    N
    N
    Ethylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Ethylene Glycol Methyl Ether
    E
    G
    Ethylene Oxide
    E
    G
    Fatty Acids
    E
    E
    Fluorides
    N
    N
    Fluorine
    N
    N
    Formaldehyde, 10%
    E
    E
    Formaldehyde, 40%
    E
    G
    Formic Acid, 35%
    E
    E
    Formic Acid, 50%
    G
    G
    Formic Acid, 98%-100%
    N
    N
    Freon, TF
    G
    F
    Fuel Oil
    G
    F
    Gasoline
    G
    F
    Acetic Acid, Glacial
    N
    N
    Glycerine
    E
    E
    Gluteraldehyde
    G
    F
    n-Heptane
    E
    E
    Hexane
    E
    E
    Hydrochloric Acid, 15%
    E
    E
    Hydrochloric Acid, 20%
    E
    E
    Hydrochloric Acid, 35%
    E
    G
    Hydrochloric Acid, 45%
    F
    F
    Hydrochloric Acid, 48%
    N
    N
    Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%
    E
    E
    Hydrogen Peroxide, 30%
    E
    E
    Hydrogen Peroxide, 90%
    N
    N
    Hydrazine
    N
    N
    Iodine Crystals
    N
    N
    Isobutyl Alcohol
    F
    F
    Isopropyl Acetate
    N
    N
    Isopropyl Alcohol
    F
    N
    Isopropyl Benzene
    N
    N
    Isopropyl Ether
    F
    N
    Jet Fuel
    G
    F
    Kerosene
    G
    G
    Lactic Acid, 35%
    E
    E
    Lactic Acid, 85%
    E
    E
    Lacquer Thinner
    N
    N
    Mercury
    E
    E
    Methoxyethyl Oleate
    E
    E
    Methyl Alcohol
    F
    N
    Methyl Ethyl Ketone
    N
    N
    Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
    N
    N
    Methyl Propyl Ketone
    N
    N
    Methylene Chloride
    N
    N
    Mineral Oil
    E
    E
    2-Methoxyethanol
    F
    N
    Methyl-t-Butyl Ether
    G
    F
    Methyl Acetate
    N
    N
    Mineral Spirits
    F
    N
    Nitric Acid, 1-10%
    E
    E
    Nitric Acid 50%
    G
    F
    Nitric Acid 70%
    F
    N
    Nitrobenzene
    N
    N
    Nitromethane
    N
    N
    n-Octane
    E
    E
    Orange Oil
    E
    E
    Oxalic Acid
    E
    E
    Ozone
    E
    E
    Perchloric Acid
    N
    N
    Perchloroethylene
    F
    N
    Phenol, Crystals
    N
    N
    Phenol, Liquid
    N
    N
    Phosphoric Acid, 85%
    F
    N
    Phosphoric Acid, 1-5%
    E
    E
    Picric Acid
    N
    N
    Pine Oil
    E
    G
    Potassium Hydroxide, 1%
    E
    E
    Potassium Hydroxide, Conc.
    E
    G
    Propane Gas
    E
    E
    Propionic Acid
    N
    N
    Propylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Propylene Oxide
    N
    N
    Resorcinol, saturated
    N
    N
    Resorcinol, 5%
    G
    F
    Salicylaldehyde
    G
    F
    Salicylic Acid, Powder
    F
    F
    Salicylic Acid, saturated
    F
    F
    Salt Solutions, Metallic
    E
    E
    Silicone Oil
    E
    E
    Silver Acetate
    E
    E
    Silver Nitrate
    E
    E
    Sodium Acetate, Saturated
    E
    E
    Sodium Chloride
    E
    E
    Sodium Hydroxide, 1%
    E
    E
    Sodium Hydroxide, 50% to Sat
    E
    E
    Sodium Hypochlorite, 15%
    E
    E
    Stearic Acid Crystals
    E
    E
    Sulfur Dioxide, Wet or Dry
    N
    N
    Sulfur salts
    G
    G
    Sulfuric Acid, 1-6%
    E
    E
    Sulfuric Acid, 20%
    E
    E
    Sulfuric Acid, 60%
    G
    G
    Sulfuric Acid, 98%
    N
    N
    Sulfuric Acid, 98%
    N
    N
    Tartaric Acid
    E
    E
    Tetrahydrofuran
    N
    N
    Thionyl Chloride
    N
    N
    Toluene
    N
    N
    Tributyl Citrate
    F
    N
    Trichloroethane
    N
    N
    Trichloroethylene
    N
    N
    Triethylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Tripropylene Glycol
    E
    E
    Trichloroacetic Acid
    N
    N
    1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene
    N
    N
    2,2,4 Trimethylpentane
    G
    F
    Tris buffer
    E
    E
    Turpentine
    F
    N
    Undecyl Alcohol
    N
    N
    Urea
    E
    E
    Vinylidene Chloride
    N
    N
    Xylene
    N
    N
    Zinc Stearate
    E
    E




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