nitrile gloves resistant chart

In this post, you will learn about nitrile gloves’ chemical resistant chart or compatibility chart. This chart will show you what kind of chemical nitrile gloves will resist, be compatible, or will not react.

But, before showing you that information, let me describe nitrile gloves in more detail.

Nitrile glove is one of the most common glove types that are used in many industries; automotive, chemicals, medical, food, wood processing, and many more.

It is made from nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) – a kind of copolymer, which is composed of acrylonitrile and butadiene. Nitrile butadiene rubber is a synthetic rubber.

Acrylonitrile improves chemical resistance, and butadiene is responsible for flexibility and tear resistance.

Besides that, nitrile gloves have other advantages compared to other types of gloves such as:

  • nitrile glove is more comfortable than other gloves since it will not cause skin allergies like natural latex for most the people
  • nitrile glove has a higher resistance to oils and acids than those made from natural latex
  • nitrile glove resists abrasion and puncture
  • nitrile glove gives high levels of tactile sensitivity

Nitrile Gloves Chemical Resistant Chart

Even though nitrile gloves has several advantages, it does not mean that nitrile gloves can be used for handling all kind of chemicals.

It means that nitrile gloves do not resist some chemicals.

So, that’s why you should know the nitrile gloves’ chemical resistance chart to get the answers. Use nitrile gloves only for handling chemicals with compatibility status “Excellent or Good”.

Here is the chart:

NoChemical nameCompatibility
1AcetaldehydeFair
2Acetic AcidGood
3AcetonePoor
4Ammonium HydroxideExcellent
5Amyl AcetateFair
6AnilineExcellent
7Animal FatsExcellent
8Asphalt Excellent
9Benzylic AlcoholExcellent
10BleachExcellent
11Boric AcidExcellent
12Brake FluidExcellent
13Butyl AcetateFair
14Carbon TetrachlorideGood
15ChloracetonePoor
16Chromic Acid 50%Fair
17Citric Acid 10%Excellent
18CreosoteExcellent
19Cutting OilExcellent
20CyclohexaneExcellent
21Diesel FuelExcellent
22DiethanolamineExcellent
23Diethyl EtherExcellent
24Dioctyl Phtalate (DOP)Good
25Ethyl AcetatePoor
26Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol)Excellent
27Ethylene GlycolExcellent
28FertilizersExcellent
29Fish (Shell Fish)Excellent
30FluoridesExcellent
31Formaldehyde 37% (Formalin)Excellent
32Fuel OilExcellent
33HexaneExcellent
34Household DetergentsGood
35Hydraulic FluidExcellent
36Hydrochloric Acid 30%Excellent
37Hydrofluoric Acid 30%Excellent
38Hydrogen PeroxideExcellent
39KeroseneExcellent
40Linseed OilExcellent
41Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)Excellent
42Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)Poor
43Methyl FormateFair
44Mineral OilsExcellent
45NaphthaExcellent
46NaphthaleneGood
47Nitric AcidFair
48NitrobenzeneFair
49Oleic AcidExcellent
50PerchloroethyleneGood
51Phosphoric AcidExcellent
52Photo Developer FixerExcellent
53Pine OilExcellent
54Potassium Hydroxide 50% KOHFair
55PoultryExcellent
56Propylene DichlorideFair
57SilicatesExcellent
58Sodium Hydroxide 50% NaOHFair
59Sodium HypochloriteExcellent
60Stearic Acid Good
61Sulphuric Acid (Concentrated)Fair
62Sulphuric Acid (Diluted)Excellent
63Tetrahydrofuran (THF)Poor
64Toluene (Toluol)Fair
65TrinitrobenzeneGood
66TurpentineExcellent
67Vegetable Oil Excellent
68Weed KillerExcellent
69Wood Preservatives Excellent
70XyleneGood
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