Syringe Filter Chemical Compatibility Chart

SYRINGE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART

Chart below shows the Chemical Compatibility of various types of syringe filters with some commonly used chemicals. All types of membrane filter products were exposed to specified chemicals/reagents for 3 days at 250C. Upshot: All products retain its Integrity after Chemical compatibility Test.

 O  = Recommended                                   X  = Not Recommended
*  = Limited resistance                               –   = No Data Available
 

Chemical    Cellulose
acetate with
PP housing
 Hydrophilic
PVDF with
PP housing
 Hydrophobic
PTFE with
PP housing
 Nylon with
PP housing
PES with PP
Housing
 ACIDS  3 kmol/m3 Hydrochloric acid (10%, 3N)  *  O  O  * 0
9 kmol/m3 Hydrochloric acid (30%, 9N)  X  O  O  X 0
kmol/m3 Hydrochloric acid (5%, 2N)  O  O  O  * X
  4 kmol/m3 Sulfuric  acid (20%, 8N)  X  O  O  X X
 1 kmol/m3 Nitric  acid (5%, 1N)  *  O  O  * X
  5 kmol/m3 Nitric  acid (20%, 5N)  X  *  *  X X
 20% Acetic acid  O  O  O  O 0
 Glacial acetic acid  X  O  O  X 0
 10% Hydrofluoric acid  X O O X X
 35% Hydrofluoric acid  X O  O X *
 10% Chromic acid  *  *  *  * *
 10% Phosphoric acid  X  O  O  * *
 ALKALIS  2.5 kmoI/m Sodium
 hydroxide (10%, 2.5N)
 X O O  X 0
  2 kmol/m Potassium
 hydroxide (10%, 2N)
 X  O  O  O 0
 8 kmol/m Aqueous
 ammonia (28%, 8N)
 *  O  O  O 0
 ALCOHOLS  MethyI alcohol  O  O  O  O 0
 EthyI alcohol  O  O  O  O 0
 n-PropyI alcohol  O  O  O  O 0
 Isopropyl alcohol  O  O  O  O 0
 n-Butyl alcohol  O  O  O  O X
 AmyI alcohol  O  O  O  O X
 BenzyI alcohol  X  O  O  O X
 Ethylene glycol  O  O  O  O 0
 glycerol  O  O  O  O 0
 ETHERS  Ethyl ether  *  *  *  O 0
 Isopropyl ether  O  O  O  – 0
 Tetrahydrofuran(THF)  X  *  *  * 0
 Dioxane  X  *  *  O
 ESTERS  Methyl acetate  X  *  *  O 0
 Ethyl acetate  X  *  *  – 0
 Butyl acetate  X  *  *  X 0
 Amyl acetate  *  *  *  – 0
 KETONES  Acetone  X  O  O  O 0
 Methyl ethyl ketone (IMEK)  X  *  *  O 0
 MethyI isobutyl ketone (MIBK)  X  *  *  O 0
 Cyclohexanone  X  *  *  O 0
 HYDROCARBONS  Benzene  *  *  *  * 0
 Toluene  *  *  *  * 0
 XyIene  *  *  *  * 0
 n-Hexane  *  *  *  O 0
 Gasoline  O  O  O  O
 Kerosene  *  *  *  O 0

O = Recommended                                         X = Not Recommended
* = Limited resistance                                    –  = No Date Available

Chemical   Cellulose
acetate with
PP housing
Hydrophilic
PVDF with
PP housing
Hydrophobic
PTFE with
PP housing
Hydrophobic
PTFE with
PP housing
PES
PP housing
 HALOGENATED
 HYDROCARBONS
 Chloroform X * * * 0
 Methylene chloride X * * * 0
 Trichloroethylene * * * O 0
 Carbon tetrachloride * O O O 0
 Trichloroethane X * * O 0
 AMINES  Perchloroethylene X * * O 0
 Freon(TMC) * * * O 0
 Aniline X * * * 0
 Dimethyl formamide X * * O 0
 Diethylacetomide X * * 0
 Triethanolamine O O O 0
 MISCELLANEOUS  Ethyl acetate cellosolve  X  * *  * 0
 Acetonitrile  X  *  *  * 0
 Pyridine  X  *  *  O 0
 Sodium Hypochioride  X  O  O  – 0
 35% Formaldehyde  *  O O 0
 Iron (II) chloride O O O O 0
 Coppersulfote O O O O 0
 Mineroloil * * * * 0
 Saltwater O O O O 0
 10% Hydrogen peroxide O O O O 0
 Nitrobenzene X * * 0
 Phenol X O O 0
 Siliconeoil X O O 0
 Petroleumoil O O O 0
 Acetonitrile (70): water (30) X O O O 0