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Acetaldehyde Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Good Good
Acetate Solvents, Crude Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Good Good
Acetate Solvents, Pure Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Good Good
Acetic Acid (Concentrated) Fair Fair Good Good Not Recommended Fair
Acetic Acid (Dilute) Fair Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Acetic Anhydride Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Acetone  Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Good Good
Acetyl Chloride  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Fair Fair Good
Air Good Good Good Good Good Good
Aluminum Chloride Good Good Good Good Not Recommended Fair
Aluminum Fluoride Good Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended
Aluminum Hydroxide Fair Fair Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Aluminum Sulfate Good Good Good Good Not Recommended Good
Alums Good Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Ammonia Gas (Cold) Good Not Recommended Good Good Not Recommended Good
Ammonia Gas (Hot) Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good Not Recommended Good
Ammonia Liquid: (Anhydrous) Fair Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Ammonium Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Ammonium Hydroxide Fair Fair Good Good Not Recommended Good
Ammonium Nitrate Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Ammonium Phosphate Good Not Recommended Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended
Amyl Acetate Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Amyl Alcohol Fair Fair Good Good Good Good
Aniline Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Animal Oils Good Good Fair Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Good
Asphalt Fair Good Not Recommended Fair Good Good
Barium Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Good Good
Barium Hydroxide Good Good Good Not Recommended Good Good
Barium Sulfide Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended fair
Beer Good Good Good Not Recommended Fair Good
Beet Sugar Liquors Good Good Good Fair Fair Good
Benzene Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Benzaldehyde Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Fair Fair
Borax Fair Good Good Not Recommended Good Good
Boric Acid Good Good Good Not Recommended Good Good
Brake Fluid Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Insufficient Data Good Good
Brine Good Good Good Insufficient Data Good Good
Bromine Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended
Butane Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Butyl Acetate Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good Good GNot Recommended
Butyl Alcohol, Butanol Good Good Fair Good Insufficient Data Good
Butylene Fair Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Calcium Bisulfite Fair Fair Not Recommended Insufficient Data Not Recommended Good
Calcium Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Calcium Hydroxide Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Calcium Hypochlorite Fair Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Cane Sugar Liquors Good Good Good Insufficient Data Fair Good
Carbolic Acid Phenol Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Carbon Dioxide Good Good Good Insufficient Data Good Good
Carbon Disulphide (Bisufide) Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Carbon Monoxide Good Good Good Fair Good Good
Carbon Tetrachloride Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Carbonic Acid Fair Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Castor Oil Good Good Fair Good Fair Good
Chlorinated Solvents Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Fair
Chlorine (Dry) Not Recommended Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Chlorine (Wet) Not Recommended Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Chloroacetic Acid Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Chloroform Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Chromic Acid Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Citric Acid Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Copper Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Copper Sulfate Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Corn Oil Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good
Cottonseed Oil Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Creosote (Wood & Coal Tar) Good Good Not Recommended Fair Fair Fair
Cresol Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Insufficient Data Not Recommended Good
Cutting Oil Good Good Not Recommended Fair Good Good
Diesel Oil Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Ethanol Good Fair Good Not Recommended Good Good
Ethers (Ethyl Ether) Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Insufficient Data Good Good
Ethyl Acetate Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Fair Fair Good
Ethyl Chloride Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Ethylene Dichloride Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Ethylene Glycol (Anti-freeze) Good Good Good Good Good Good
Fatty Acids Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Formaldehyde Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good Good Good
Formic Acid Not Recommended Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended

Fair

Freon 22 Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Fair Good Good
Fuel Oil Good Good Not Recommended Fair Fair Good
Gasoline Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Gelatine Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Glucose Good Good Good Good Good Good
Glycerine, Glycerol Good Good Good Fair Good Good
Grease, Petroleum Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Helium Good Good Good Insufficient Data Good Good
Heptane Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Hexane Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Hydraulic Oil Petroleum Base Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Hydraulic Oil Phosphate Ester (Blend) Not Recommended Good Insufficient Data Good Good Good
Hydraulic OilWater Base Fair Good Good Good Good Good
Hydraulic Oil Water Glycol Good Good Good Good Fair Good
Hydrobromic Acid Not Recommended Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Hydrochloric Acid (Cold) Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Hydrocyanic Acid Fair Good Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Hydrofluoric Acid (Cold) Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Hydrogen Good Good Good Good Good Good
Hydrogen Peroxide Fair Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Hydrogen Sulfide (Dry) Fair Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Isopropyl Alcohol Fair Good Good Good Good Good
Kerosene Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Lacquer Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good
Lacquer Solvents Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair Good
Lactic Acid (cold) Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Lime Sulfur Not Recommended Good Good Good Not Recommended Good
Linseed Oil Good Good Not Recommended Good Fair Good
Lubricating Oils Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Mercuric Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Mercury Good Good Good Good Not Recommended Good
Methane Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Methyl Alcohol, Methanol Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Fair Good Good
Methyl Chloride Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Good Fair Good
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Good Good
Milk Good Good Good Not Recommended Fair Good
Mineral Oil Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Naphtha Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Naphthalene Fair Good Not Recommended Good Fair Good
Natural Gas Good Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Nickel Chloride Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Nickel Sulfate Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Nitric Acid (Concentrated) Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Nitric Acid 10% Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Nitric Acid 70% Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Nitrogen Good Good Good Good Good Good
Nitrobenzene Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Oleic Acid Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Oxalic Acid Fair Good Good Not Recommended Good Fair
Oxygen (Cold) Fair Good Good Good Good Good
Oxygen Gas (200-400 deg. F) Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Good Good Good
Palmitic Acid Good Good Fair Fair Good Good
Perchlorethylene Fair Good Not Recommended Fair Fair Good
Phosphoric Acid (Conc. @ room temp) Fair Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Picric Acid (Molten)  Fair Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Picric Acid (Solution)  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Potassium Chloride  Good Good Good Fair Fair Good
Potassium Dichromate  Good Good Good Fair Not Recommended Fair
Potassium Hydroxide  Fair Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Potassium Sulfate Good Good Good Good Fair Good
Propylene Glycol Good Good Good Fair Good Good
Pyridine  Not Recommended Good Fair Good Insufficient Data Fair
Sea Water  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Silicate Esters  Fair Good Not Recommended Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Skydrol 500  Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Skydrol 7000  Not Recommended Fair Good Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Soap Solution  Good Good Good Good Good Good
Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) Good Good Good Good Fair Good
Sodium Bisulfate  Good Good Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Sodium Chloride  Good Good Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Sodium Cyanide  Good Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Sodium Hypochlorite  Fair Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Sodium Metaphosphate  Good Good Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Sodium Nitrate  Fair Not Recommended Good Fair Not Recommended Good
Sodium Perborate  Fair Good Good Fair Not Recommended Fair
Sodium Peroxide  Fair Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Sodium Phosphate  Good Good Good Fair Fair Good
Sodium Silicate  Good Good Good Fair Fair Good
Sodium Sulfate  Good Good Good Fair Fair Good
Sodium Sulfide  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Sodium Thiosulfate  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Soybean Oil  Good Good Not Recommended Fair Fair Good
Stannic Chloride  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Steam (below 400 deg F) Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good Good Good
Steam 450 Deg.  Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Fair Good
Stearic Acid  Fair Not Recommended Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Sulfur  Not Recommended Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Sulfur Chloride  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Sulfur Dioxide (Dry) Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Fair Fair Good
Sulfur Trioxide  Not Recommended Good Fair Fair Good Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid (Conc. @ Room temp) Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Sulfurous Acid  Fair Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Tannic Acid (10%) Good Good Good Not Recommended Fair Good
Tar  Fair Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Tartaric Acid  Good Good Fair Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair
Tetrachloroethane  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Fair
Toluene  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Good Good Good
Tetrachlorethylene  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Good
Turpentine  Good Good Not Recommended Good Fair Good
Varnish  Fair Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good Good
Water (Potable) Good Good Good Fair Good Good
Water (Salt)  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Good
Xylene  Not Recommended Good Not Recommended Fair Good Good
Zinc Chloride  Good Good Good Not Recommended Not Recommended Fair