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This page contains a guide to selecting O-ring materials based on chemical compatibility requirements.

The chemical compatibility data can be presented in one of two ways. First, you can select a specific O-ring material to view its compatible chemicals. Or second, you can select a specific chemical to view all its compatible O-ring materials.

Chemical compatibilities are rated and displayed according to the following scale:

  Key to O-Ring Material Compatibility Ratings  
 (4)   Good, both for static and dynamic seals
 (3)   Fair, usually OK for static seals
 (2)   Sometimes OK for static seals; not OK for dynamic seals
 (1)   Poor
 (0)   No Data
 
O-Ring Compatibilities
Order by Rating
O-Ring Materials Compatible with Diesel Oil
(select a material to show its compatible chemicals)
Aflas (4) Buna-N (Nitrile) (4) Butyl (1)
Chemraz (4) Epichlorohydrin (4) Ethylene-Propylene (1)
Fluorocarbon (4) Fluorosilicone (4) Hypalon (2)
Kalrez (4) Natural Rubber (1) Neoprene (0)
Nitrile, Hydrogenated (4) Polyacrylate (3) Polysulfide (4)
Polyurethane, Cast (0) Polyurethane, Millable (0) Silicone (1)
Styrene Butadiene (1) Teflon, Virgin (4) Vamac (4)
 
Chemicals
(select a chemical to show its compatible O-ring materials)
Acetaldehyde Acetamide Acetic Acid, Glacial
Acetic Anhydride Acetone Acetophenone
Acetyl Chloride Acetylene Gas Acrylonitrile
Air below 200 C Alkazene Aluminium Acetate
Aluminium Chloride Aluminium Flouride Aluminium Nitrate
Aluminium Sulfate Ammonia, Anhydrous Ammonia, Gas, Cold
Ammonia, Gas, Hot Ammonium Carbonate Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Hydroxide, Concentrated Ammonium Nitrate Ammonium Persulfate Solution
Ammonium Phosphate Ammonium Sulfate Amyl Acetate
Amyl Alcohol Amyl Borate Amyl Chloronaphthalene
Aniline Aniline Oil Animal Oil
Arachlor 1248 Argon Aromatic Fuel 50%
Askarel Transformer Oil ASTM Fuel A ASTM Fuel B
ASTM Fuel C ASTM Fuel D ASTM Oil Four
ASTM Oil One ASTM Oil Three ASTM Oil Two
Automatic Transmission Fluid Automotive Brake Fluid Beer
Benzaldehyde Benzene Benzene Sulfonic Acid
Benzine (Ligroin) Benzoic Acid Benzophenone
Benzyl Alcohol Benzyl Benzoate Benzyl Chloride
Bleach Liquor Borax Solutions Boric Acid
Brake Fluid Bromine Gas Bromobenzene
Bunker Oil Butadiene Monomer Butane
Butter Butyl Alcohol Butyl Carbitol
Butyl Cellosolve Butyraldehyde Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Chloride Calcium Hydroxide Calcium Hypochlorite
Calcium Nitrate Calcium Sulfide Carbitol 2
Carbolic Acid (Phenol) Carbon Disulfide Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Tetrachloride Carbonic Acid Castor Oil
Cellosolve China Wood Oil, Tung Oil Chloracetic Acid
Chlordane Chlorinated Solvents Chlorine Dioxide
Chlorine Trifluoride Chlorine, Dry Chlorine, Wet
Chloroform Chlorosulfonic Acid Chrome Plating Solution
Chromic Acid Citric Acid Cod Liver Oil
Coffee Coolanol Monsanto Corn Oil
Creosote, Coal Tar Creosylic Acid Crude Oil (Asphalt Base)
Cyclohexane Denatured Alcohol Diacetone
Diacetone Alcohol Dibenzyl Ether Dibutyl Phthalate
Dichloro-Butane Diesel Oil Di-ester Lubricant MIL-L-7808
Diethylamine Diethylamine Glycol Dimethyl Formamide
Dimethyl Phthalate Dioxane Diphenyl
Dow Corning 550 Dow Guard Dowtherm A
Elco 28 Lubricant Epoxy Resins Ethane
Ethanol Ethyl Acetoacetate Ethyl Alcohol
Ethyl Benzene Ethyl Benzoate Ethyl Cellulose
Ethyl Chloride Ethyl Chlorocarbonate Ethyl Diamine
Ethyl Ether Ethyl Formate Ethyl Hexanol
Ethyl Mercaptan Ethyl Oxalate Ethyl Pentachlorobenzene
Ethyl Silicate Ethylene Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Glycol Ethylene Oxide Ethylene Trichloride
Formaldehyde Freon 11 (M) Freon 112
Freon 113 Freon 114 Freon 114B2
Freon 12 Freon 13 Freon 21
Freon 22 Freon 31 Freon 32
Freon 502 (F22+F316) Freon C318 FREON R134A
Freon TF Fuel Oil Furan
Furfural Furfuryl Alcohol Gallic Acid
Gasoline, Automotive Gelatine Glucose
Glycerin Glycol, General Grease, Petroleum Base
Helium Heptane Hexane
Hexyl Alcohol Hydraulic Oil, Petroleum Base Hydrazine
Hydrobromic Acid Hydrobromic Acid, Gas Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrocyanic Acid Hydrofluoric Acid Hydrogen Gas
Hydrogen Peroxide Hydroquinone Iodine
Iso Octane Isobutyl Alcohol Isopropanol
Isopropyl Acetate Isopropyl Chloride Isopropyl Ether
JP 3 MIL-J5624 JP 4 MIL-J5624 JP 5 MIL-J5624
JP 6 MIL-J5624 Kerosene Lacquer Solvents
Lacquers Lard, Animal Fat Lindol, Hydraulic Fluid (Phosphate Ester Type)
Linoleic Acid Linsed Oil Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Lubricating Oils, Petroleum Base Lye Malathion
Maleic Acid Mercuric Chloride Mercury
Methane Methanol Methyl Acetate
Methyl Acrylate Methyl Alcohol Methyl Bromide
Methyl Butyl Ketone Methyl Cellosolve Methyl Chloride
Methyl Ether Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)
Methyl Mercaptan Methyl Methacrylate Methyl Oleate
Methyl Propyl Salicylate Methylacrylic Acid Methylene Chloride
MIL-F-25558 (RJ-1) MIL-F-25656 MIL-G-25760
MIL-H-5606 MIL-H-7083 MIL-J 5624, JP-3, JP-4, JP-5
Milk MIL-L-25681 MIL-R-25576 (RP-1)
MIL-S-3136, Type 1 Fuel MIL-S-81087 Mineral Oils
Monovinyl Acetate Naphtha Naphthalene
Naphthalenic Natural Gas Neatsfoot Oil
N-Hexaldehyde Nitric Acid Nitrobenzene
Nitroethane Nitrogen Tetroxide Nitrogen, Gas
Nitromethane Nitropropane N-Octane
N-Pentane Octyl Alcohol Oleic Acid
Oleum (Fuming Sulfuric Acid) Oronite 8200 Oxalic Acid
Oxygen, 200-400F Oxygen, Cold Ozone
Peanut Oil Petroleum Oil Phenol
Phenylhydrazine Phosphoric Acid Phosphoric Trichloride
Pine Oil Potassium Nitrate Potassium Sulfate
Producer Gas Propane Propanol
Propyl Acetate Propyl Alcohol Propylene
Propylene Oxide Pydraul, 10E Pydraul, 230C, 312F, 540C
Pydraul, 30E, 50E, 65E, 90E Pyranol, Transformer Oil Pyrogard 42, 43, 53, 55 (Phosphate Ester)
Radiation Rapeseed Oil Red Oil
RJ-1 (MIL-F-25558) RP-1 (MIL-R-25576) Sea Water
Silicone Grease Silicone Oils Silver Nitrate
Skydrol 500 Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Chloride Sodium Hydroxide Soyabean Oil
Steam to 350F Stearic Acid Stoddard Solvent
Styrene Monomer Sucrose Solutions Sulfur Chloride
Sulfur Dioxide Gas, Dry Sulfur Dioxide Gas, Wet Sulfur Dioxide, Liquefied Under Pressure
Sulfur Hexafluoride Sulfur Trioxide Sulfuric Acid (Concentrated)
Sulfurous Acid Tannic Acid Tartaric Acid
Tertiary Butyl Alcohol Tertiary Butyl Mercaptan Tetrabromoethane
Tetrabutyl Titanate Tetrachloroethane Tetrachloroethylene
Tetraethyl Lead Tetrahydrofuran Tetralin
Toluene Transmission Fluid, Type A Triethanolamine
Turbine Oil Turpentine Varnish
Vinegar VV-H-910 Wagner 21B Brake Fluid
Water, Fresh Whiskey White Pine Tar
Xylene
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