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Chemical Resistance Chart for Plexiglass

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E – 30 days of constant exposure with no damage. Plastic may even tolerate chemical for years.

G – Little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure to the reagent.

F – Some effect after 7 days of constant exposure to the reagent. Solvents may cause softening, and swelling.

N – Not recommended for continuous use. Immediate damage may occur such as severe crazing, cracking, or permeation losses.

Conditions at 20°C (68°F) Conditions at 50°C (122°F)
Acetaldehyde G F
Acetamide,saturated E E
Acetic Acid, 5% E G
Acetic Acid, 50% N N
Acetic Acid, glacial N N
Acetic Anhydride N N
Acetone N N
Acetonitrile N N
Acrylonitrile N N
Adipic Acid G F
Alanine E G
Allyl Alcohol N N
Aluminum Hydroxide G F
Aluminum Salts E E
Amino Acids E G
Ammonia G F
Ammonium Acetate, saturated E E
Ammonium Glycolate E E
Ammonium Hydroxide, 50% E G
Ammonium Hydroxide, 5% E E
Ammonium Oxalate E G
Ammonium Salts E E
n-Amyl Acetate N N
Amyl Chloride E E
Aniline N N
Aqua Regia F N
Benzaldehyde F N
Benzene N N
Benzoic Acid, saturated E G
Benzyl Acetate N N
Benzyl Alcohol N N
Bromine N N
Bromobenzene N N
Bromoform N N
Butadiene G G
n-Butyl Acetate N N
n-Butyl Alcohol F N
i-Butyl Alcohol F N
t-Butyl Alcohol F N
Butyric Acid N N
Butyl Chloride N N
Calcium Hydroxide, conc. G G
Calcium Hypochlorite, saturated G F
Cellosolve Acetate G F
Carbazole N N
Carbon Disulfide F N
Carbon Tetrachloride N N
Cedarwood Oil F N
Chlorine, 10%, in Air E E
Chlorine, 10%, moist E G
Chloroacetic Acid N N
p-Chloroacetophenone N N
Chlorobenzene N N
Chloroform N N
Chromic Acid, 10% E E
Chromic Acid, 50% F N
Cinnamon Oil N N
Citric Acid, 10% E E
Cresol N N
Cyclohexane N N
Cyclohexanone N N
Cyclopentane G F
Decalin F N
n-Decane F N
o-Dichlorobenzene N N
p-Dichlorobenzene N N
Diethyl Benzene N N
Diethyl Ether F N
Diethyl Ketone N N
Malonate F F
Diethylene Glycol E E
Diethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether E G
Dimethyl Formamide N N
Sulfoxide N N
1, 4-Dioxane N N
Dipropylene Glycol E E
Diethylamine G G
Diacetone Alcohol N N
1, 2-Dichloroethane N N
2, 4-Dichlorophenol N N
Dimethyl Acetamide E E
Dioxane N N
Dibutyl Phthalate F N
Dioctyl Phthalate F N
Ethanol F N
Ether F N
Ethyl Acetate N N
Ethyl Alcohol (Absolute) G F
Ethyl Alcohol, 40% E E
Ethyl Benzene N N
Ethyl Benzoate N N
Ethyl Butyrate N N
Ethyl Chloride, liquid N N
Ethyl Cyanoacetate N N
Ethyl Lactate F N
Ethylene Chloride N N
Ethylene Glycol E E
Ethylene Glycol Methyl Ether E G
Ethylene Oxide E G
Fatty Acids E E
Fluorides N N
Fluorine N N
Formaldehyde, 10% E E
Formaldehyde, 40% E G
Formic Acid, 35% E E
Formic Acid, 50% G G
Formic Acid, 98%-100% N N
Freon, TF G F
Fuel Oil G F
Gasoline G F
Acetic Acid, glacial N N
Glycerine E E
Gluteraldehyde G F
n-Heptane E E
Hexane E E
Hydrochloric Acid, 15% E E
Hydrochloric Acid, 20% E E
Hydrochloric Acid, 35% E G
Hydrochloric Acid, 45% F F
Hydrochloric Acid, 48% N N
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3% E E
Hydrogen Peroxide, 30% E E
Hydrogen Peroxide, 90% N N
Hydrazine N N
Iodine Crystals N N
Isobutyl Alcohol F F
Isopropyl Acetate N N
Isopropyl Alcohol F N
Isopropyl Benzene N N
Isopropyl Ether F N
Jet Fuel G F
Kerosene G G
Lactic Acid, 35% E E
Lactic Acid, 85% E E
Lacquer Thinner N N
Mercury E E
Methoxyethyl Oleate E E
Methyl Alcohol F N
Methyl Ethyl Ketone N N
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone N N
Methyl Propyl Ketone N N
Methylene Chloride N N
Mineral Oil E E
2-Methoxyethanol F N
Methyl-t-Butyl Ether G F
Methyl Acetate N N
Mineral Spirits F N
Nitric Acid, 1-10% E E
Nitric Acid, 50% G F
Nitric Acid, 70% F N
Nitrobenzene N N
Nitromethane N N
n-Octane E E
Orange Oil E E
Oxalic Acid E E
Ozone E E
Perchloric Acid N N
Perchloroethylene F N
Phenol, crystals N N
Phenol, liquid N N
Phosphoric Acid, 85% F N
Phosphoric Acid, 1-5% E E
Picric Acid N N
Pine Oil E G
Potassium Hydroxide, 1% E E
Potassium Hydroxide, conc. E G
Propane Gas E E
Propionic Acid N N
Propylene Glycol E E
Propylene Oxide N N
Resorcinol, saturated N N
Resorcinol, 5% G F
Salicylaldehyde G F
Salicylic Acid, powder F F
Salicylic Acid, saturated F F
Salt Solutions, metallic E E
Silicone Oil E E
Silver Acetate E E
Silver Nitrate E E
Sodium Acetate, saturated E E
Sodium Chloride E E
Sodium Hydroxide, 1% E E
Sodium Hydroxide, 50% to saturated E E
Sodium Hypochlorite, 15% E E
Stearic Acid, crystals E E
Sulfur Dioxide, wet or dry N N
Sulfur Salts G G
Sulfuric Acid, 1-6% E E
Sulfuric Acid, 20% E E
Sulfuric Acid, 60% G G
Sulfuric Acid, 98% N N
Tartaric Acid E E
Tetrahydrofuran N N
Thionyl Chloride N N
Toluene N N
Tributyl Citrate F N
Trichloroethane N N
Trichloroethylene N N
Triethylene Glycol E E
Tripropylene Glycol E E
Trichloroacetic Acid N N
1, 2, 4 Trichlorobenzene N N
2, 2, 4 Trimethylpentane G F
Tris Buffer E E
Turpentine F N
Undecyl Alcohol N N
Urea E E
Vinylidene Chloride N N
Xylene N N
Zinc Stearate E E