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Chart of Plastic Resistances to Chemicals

binaryclock - 5-6-2013 at 05:41

Found this great chart for a quick reference on how resistant certain plastics are vs common chemicals:

http://www.tedpella.com/company_html/PlasticsChemResistance....

Hopefully it's useful for others out there as well.


[Edited on 5-6-2013 by binaryclock]

HOLYMOLYBDENUM - 6-6-2013 at 14:20

Much obliged, this is indeed a very helpful chart!

Oscilllator - 6-6-2013 at 23:48

nice! I can now find a container that isn't dissolved by MEK

Mailinmypocket - 7-6-2013 at 03:24

Here is another chart I scanned a while back from a catalog, in case it is of use.

binaryclock - 7-6-2013 at 04:36

Quote: Originally posted by Mailinmypocket  
Here is another chart I scanned a while back from a catalog, in case it is of use.


Amazing chart. Thanks for that!

Antiswat - 7-6-2013 at 05:03

i have a few others..
first off with metals and commonly used 'acid resistant alloys'
http://www.haynesintl.com/pdf/h2114.pdf

second some steel and some plastics (some not even listed on your link)
http://www.vp-scientific.com/Chemical_Resistance_Chart.htm

Endimion17 - 7-6-2013 at 05:36

Here's more.
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=21503

Hexavalent - 7-6-2013 at 12:49

The Alfa Aesar catalogue can easily be ordered and shipped to individuals, free of charge. It too has a very wide variety of information which is very useful in the lab, including a large section listing very detailed properties of many/most of the elements, a compilation of CAS numbers, full lists of R and S statements, conversion charts for a huge varitety of units for many different measurements, chemical bond length data, tables of multiples of element weights, chemical shift data for NMR spectra, a table of different heating and cooling baths and their maximum/minimum temperatures, metal compositions of common electroplating salts, average bond energies/strengths, and many, many more. It is also perfect for looking up structures quickly, especially for some of the more unusual compounds which the internet may not have reputable data/information for.

It is an invaluable tool for any chemist and I would strongly recommend everyone orders one for free from Alfa.

[Edited on 7-6-2013 by Hexavalent]

chemcam - 7-6-2013 at 13:19

Is that catalog available to all countries? If so do you have a link to order?

Hexavalent - 7-6-2013 at 13:35

http://www.alfa.com/en/gl110ah.pgm

The one I am referring to is the first one, the blue "2013-2015 Catalog". I filled in all my details, just giving "JA Laboratories" (my initials) as the company name. My catalog arrived a few weeks later, in a lovely Alfa Aesar box.

I can only assume it is available in all countries, but I had no issues at all having it delivered here in the UK.

Mailinmypocket - 7-6-2013 at 13:52

Quote: Originally posted by Hexavalent  
http://www.alfa.com/en/gl110ah.pgm

The one I am referring to is the first one, the blue "2013-2015 Catalog". I filled in all my details, just giving "JA Laboratories" (my initials) as the company name. My catalog arrived a few weeks later, in a lovely Alfa Aesar box.

I can only assume it is available in all countries, but I had no issues at all having it delivered here in the UK.


I got mine in Canada, same thing... Invent a name. It's like a Christmas wishbook :D

Hexavalent - 7-6-2013 at 13:53

Absolutely! Did they send you a Canadian dollars version? I got a GBP edition, which is nice, as many international companies may only give their catalog prices in USD.

Mailinmypocket - 7-6-2013 at 14:00

It was the CAD version- actually while on the topic of catalogs, Cole-Parmer will send samples of all their tubings (3 inch pieces) for chemical resistance testing. You just need to go to the catalog request section of their site and do the same thing with a company name. Pretty neat!

Hexavalent - 7-6-2013 at 14:04

Do you know which tubings they send? What materials? I've sent an "order" for them :P

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Mailinmypocket - 7-6-2013 at 14:12

Quote: Originally posted by Hexavalent  
Do you know which tubings they send? What materials?


Oh gee... Off the top of my head I don't remember- There were quite a few varieties of silicon, one for petrochemicals and a few others

chemcam - 7-6-2013 at 14:22

Oh I love the direction this thread is going! Does anyone have any other free sample/catalog type information? I have just ordered what has been discussed so far also. Thank you all! I ordered a sigma catalog as well, not like it will do me any good other than fuel my dreams.

Lambda-Eyde - 7-6-2013 at 16:51

I got a free 250 mL Azlon beaker and 250 mL Azlon wash bottle plus two lab posters from scilabware.com a few years back. Don't know if they still do that. I too have a buttload of catalogs from Fisher, Carl Roth, Acros, Alfa and others. They look good and make excellent labjacks... :P

Hexavalent - 7-6-2013 at 23:16

I was just going to mention that!

http://www.scilabware.com/

I also got their free labware (250 mL Azlon beaker and 250 mL Azlon iPrOH wash bottle), posters (very informative - one was on plastics resistances' to various solvents and reagents, and the other on glassware heating, safety and maintenance) and their glassware catalog, which is excellent nerd-porn and very useful when you aren't sure what something is.

platedish29 - 8-6-2013 at 07:55

Common PET vials or bottles are attacked by aqueous lime so that fissures causes the liquid to leak, as observed by personal experience.