Use the information in this table to determine the ability of a specific syringe filter to withstand exposure to a solvent. All concentrations are 100% unless noted.

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  • C: Compatible
  • LC: Limited Compatibility
  • IC: Incompatible (not recommended)
  • ND: No Compatibility Data Available
  • PTFE: Polytetrafluorethylene
  • PVDF: Polyvinylidenefluoride
  • PES: Polyethersulfone
  • CN: Cellulose Nitrate
  • CA: Cellulose Acetate
  • RC: Regenerated Cellulose
  • PP: Polypropylene
  • PA: Polyamide Nylon
  • PC: Polycarbonate
  • PET: Polyester
  • CME: Cellulose Mixed Ester

Chemicals Nylon (PA) PTFE PVDF CA RC PP PC PET CME CN PES
Acids                      
Acetic, Glacial C C C C C C ND C IC IC C
Acetic, 25% IC C C IC IC C C C LC LC C
Hydrochloric, Concentrated IC C C IC IC C C IC IC IC C
Sulfuric, Concentrated IC C IC IC IC C IC ND IC IC IC
Sulfuric, 25% IC C C IC LC C ND ND LC IC ND
Nitric Concentrated IC C C IC IC C C LC IC IC IC
Nitric, 25% IC C C IC IC C ND ND LC LC LC
Phosphoric 25% IC C ND C LC C ND C LC ND ND
Formic, 25% IC C ND LC C C ND LC C LC C
Trichloroacetic, 10% IC C ND C C C ND ND ND ND ND
Alkalis                      
Ammonium Hydroxide, 25% C C LC C LC LC IC LC LC IC C
Sodium Hydroxide, 3 Normal C C C IC LC LC IC LC IC IC C
Alcohols                      
Methanol, 98% C C C C C C C C IC IC C
Ethanol, 98% C C C C C C C C IC IC C
Ethanol, 70% LC C C LC C C C C IC IC C
Isopropalnol, n-Propanol C C C C C C LC C C C C
Amyl alcohol, Butanol C C C C C C ND C C C C
Benzyl Alcohol C C C LC C C LC ND LC LC IC
Ethylene glycol C C C C C C C C LC LC C
Propylene glycol C C C LC C C ND ND ND ND ND
Glycerol C C C C C C ND ND C ND ND
Hydrocarbons                      
Hexane, Xylene C C C C C IC C C C C C
Toulene, Benzene C C C C C IC LC C C C C
Kerosene, Gasoline C C C C C LC LC C C C C
Tetralin, Decalin ND C C C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Halogenated Hydrocarbons                      
Methylene Chloride LC C C IC C LC ND C ND LC IC
Chloroform C C C IC C LC IC C C C IC
Trichloroethylene C C C C C LC ND C C C IC
Monochlorobenzene, Freon C C C C C C C ND ND C C
Carbon Tetrachloride C C C LC C LC LC C C C C
Ketones                      
Acetone, Cyclohexanone C C IC IC C C IC C IC IC IC
Methyl Ethyl Ketone C C LC LC C LC LC ND ND IC IC
Icepropylacetone C C IC C CN D ND ND ND ND IC
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone ND C LC ND C LC ND ND ND IC C
Esters                      
Ethyl Acetate & Methyl Acetate C C C IC C LC LC C IC IC IC
Amyl, Propyl, and Butyle Acetate C C ND LC C LC C ND ND IC C
Propylene Glycol Acetate ND C ND IC C C ND ND ND ND ND
2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate ND C ND LC C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Methyl Cellosolve Acetate ND C ND IC C C ND ND ND ND ND
Benzyl Benzoate C C ND C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Isopropyl Myristate C C ND C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Tricresyl Phosphate ND C ND C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Oxides - Ethers                      
Ethyl Ether C C C C C LC C C LC LC C
Dioxane & Tetrahydrofuran C C LC IC C C IC PET IC IC IC
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) C C IC IC C C IC ND IC IC IC
Isopropyl Ether ND C C C C C C ND ND LC C
Solvents with Nitrogen                      
Dimethyl Formamide LC C IC IC LC C ND C IC IC IC
Diethylacetamide C C ND IC C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Triethanolamine C C ND C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Aniline ND C ND IC C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pyridine C C C IC C LC IC ND IC IC IC
Miscellaneous                      
Phenol Aqueous, 10% ND C LC IC IC C ND ND IC LC IC
Hydrogen Peroxide, 30% C C ND C C ND ND ND ND ND ND
Silicone Oil & Mineral Oil ND C C C C C C C C C C
                       

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