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Appendix II

Glove Chemical Resistance Guide (1)

  Silver Shield
(4 Mil)
Viton
(9 Mil)
Butyl
(17 Mil)
Nitrile
(11 Mil)
Neoprene
(22 Mil)
PVC
(20 MIL)
Chemical D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR
Acetaldehyde E >6h ND P 0m 281.9 E 9.6 0.07 F 4m 161 E 21m 18 ID ID ID
Acetone E >6h ND P ID ID E >17h ND P ID ID E 12m 35 P >1m >>
Acetonitrile E >8h ND ID ID ID E >8h ND ID ID ID E 40m 7 ID ID ID
Acrylic Acid ID ID ID G 5.9h 0.23 E >8h ND F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Acrylonitrile E ID ID F 1m 176 G 3.1h <0.01 P 3m 176 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Aldehyde E >6h ND P 0m 281.9 E 9.5h 0.07 P 4 161 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Aniline E >8h ID G 10m 18.7 F >8h ND P 1.1h 45 E >8h ND G >8h ND
Benzaldehyde ID ID ID F 9.9h 4 E 9h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Benzene E >8h ND G 6h 0.012 P 31m 32.3 P ID ID ID 16m 133 ID 2m 250
Benzoyl Chloride ID ID ID E >8h ND F 6.2h 16.6 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Bromobenzene E ID ID E 8h ND P 32m 39.8 P 13m 9.1 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Butyl Acetate E >6h ND P ID ID G 1.9h 7.61 P 29m 54.4 ID 52m 53 ID ID ID
p-t Butyltoluene E >8h ND E >8h ND G 1.7h 8 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Butyraldehyde E ID ID P 54m 9 E >15h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Carbon Disulfide G >8h ND E >8h ND P 7m 98 P 1m 51 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Carbon Tetrachloride E >6h ND E >13h ND P ID ID G 3.4h 5 F 31m 252 ID ID ID
Cellosolve G >6h ND F ID ID G ID ID P ID ID E 5.9h 3 ID ID ID
Chlorobenzene E ID ID E >8h ND P 35m 308 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Chloroform P 10m O.OO9 E 9.5h 0.46 P ID ID P 4m 352 P 12m 220 ID ID ID
Chloronaphthalene E >8h ND E >16h ND P ID ID P 2.9h >1.3 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Chloroprene ID ID ID ID >8h ND P 28m 18 ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Cyclohexane E >6h ND E >7h ND P 1.1h 20.3 P ID ID E 2.7h 7 ID 16m 17
Cyclohexanol E >6h ND E >8h ND E >11h ND E >16h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
Cyclohexanone E >6h ND P 29m 86.3 E >16h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Dibutylphthalate E >6h ND E >8h ND E >16h ND E >16h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
1,1,Dichloroethane ID 2.4h 6 G 1.5h 31 ID ID ID P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
1,2,Dichlorothane E >6h ND E 6.9 0.81 P 2h 53 P 8m 311 P 33m 247 ID ID ID
Diethylamine E >8h ND P 35m 852 P 47m 46 F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Diethylaminoethanol E ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND E >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
1,4-Diethylene Dioxide ID >8h ND P 23m 26.8 E >20h ND P 28m 77.1 ID 28m 62 ID 8m 250
Diethylenetriamine ID ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Diisobutyl Ketone 80% E >6h ND F 1.2h 90.6 G 3.3h 41.2 F 3h 48.9 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Dimethyl Acetamide ID 1.5h 0.728 P 25m 3 ID >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Dimethyl Formamide E >8h ND P 8m 6.5 E >8h ND F 1m >15 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Dimethylsulfoxide G ID ID F 1.5h 5 E >8h ND F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Dioxane E >8h ND F 23m 26.8 E >20h ND P 28m 77.1 ID 28m 62 ID 8m 250
Divinyl Benzene E >8h ND E >17h ND F 2.2h 238 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Epichlorohydrin ID ID ID P 2h 4 G >8h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Ether ID >6h ND P 12m 21.5 P 8m 92.2 P 14m 21.8 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Ethyl Acetate E >6h ND P ID ID G 7.6h 3.4 P 8m 145 G 34m 178 ID ID ID
Ethyl Ether ID >6h ND P 12m 21.5 P 8m 92.2 P 14m 21.8 E 18m 51 ID ID ID
Ethylamine 70% E 47m 7.64 P ID ID E >12h ND F 1.1h 30.1 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Ethylene dibromide E ID ID E >8h ND F 3.3h 6 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Formaldehyde 37% E >6h ND E >16h ND E 16h ND E >21h ND E >8h ND G 8h ND
Furan ID ID ID P 20m 23 P 1.3h 10 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Furfural E >8h ND F 3.6h 14.8 E >16h ND P 28m 265 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Glutaraldehyde E ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
n-Hexane E >6h ND ID >11h ND P ID ID E ID ID E 39m 5 ID ID ID
Hydrazine 70% G >6h ND P ID ID E >8h ND G >8h ND E >8h ND E 8h ND
Hydrochloric Acid 37% E >6h ND E ID ID E ID ID P ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND
Hydrofluoric Acid 50% G >6h ND G ID ID

F ID ID P ID ID E >8h ND E 1.8h 0
Glove Perm Chart cont. Silver Shield (4 Mil) Viton (9 Mil) Butyl (17 Mil) Nitrile (11 Mil) Neoprene (22 Mil) PVC (20 Mil)
Chemical (cont.) D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR D BT PR
Isobutyl Alcohol E ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND G >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
Isobutyraldehyde E ID ID P 4m 11.5 E >8h ND P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methacrylic Acid ID ID ID F >8h ND G >8h ND P 1.7h 23 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methacrylonitrile E ID ID F 4m 462 G 6.8h 0.001 P 7m 560 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methyl Chloroform ID >6h ND E >15h ND P ID ID P 41m 76.4 P 27m 197 ID ID ID
Methyl Cyanide ID >8h ND ID ID ID E >8h ND ID ID ID E 40m 7 ID ID ID
Methyl Ethyl Ketone E >24h ND P ID ID E >8h ND P ID ID G 22m 155 ID 1m >>
Methyl Isocyanate ID ID ID P 4m 121 P 1.1h 9 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methylamine 40% F 1.9h 2 E >16h ND E >15h ND G >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methylene Chloride G >8h ND F 1h 7.32 P 24m 133 P 4m 766 F 6m 239 ID ID ID
Methylene Dianiline E >24h ND E >8h ND E >24h ND F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Methylene Dichloride ID 1.9h 0.002 G 1.9h 7.32 P ID ID P 4m 766 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Morpholine E >8h ND G ID 97 E >16h ND P 48m 206 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Nitric Acid, 3 Molar E >6h ND G >8h ID F ID ID P ID ID E >8h ND E 1.9h 0
Nitrobenzene E >8h ND E 21m ND E >23 ND F 33m 1.7 G 1h 20 ID ID ID
Nitropropane E >8h ND P >8h 26.1 E >8h ND P 16m 29.5 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Oxalic Acid E >8h ND E >8h ND E >8h ND G ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
PCB, Aroclor 1254 50% E >8h ND E >13h ND P ID ID F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Pentachlorophenol 1% (2) E >8h ND ID >8h ND P ID ID E >13h ND ID 8h ND ID ID ID
n-Pentane E >6h ND E >17h ND P ID ID E ID ID ID 38m 3 ID 9m 17
Perchlorethylene E >6h ND E >15h ND P ID ID F >1.3h 5.5 ID 28m 75.5 ID ID ID
Phenol 85%, water sat G >6h ND E ID ND E >20h ND P 39m >1500 E >8h ND ID 32m 13
Propyl Acetate E >6h ND P ID ID G 2.7h 2.86 P 17m 72.5 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Propyelenediamine ID ID ID E 38m ND E >8h ND F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Pyridine ID ID ID P ID 74 G >8h ND P ID ID ID 28m 117 ID 1m >>
Red Fuming Nitric Acid P 35m ID P ID ID P ID ID P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Sodium Hydroxide 50% E >6h ND G ID ID E ID ID G ID ID E >6.7h ND E 8h ND
Styrene G >4h ND G ID ID P ID ID P ID ID ID ID 40 ID 27m 40
Sulfuric Acid, 3 Molar E >6h ND E ID ID G ID ID P ID ID E >6.7h ND E >8h ND
Tetrachloroethylene E >6h ND E >17h ND P ID ID F 1.3h 5.5 ID 28m 75.5 ID ID ID
Tetraethylenepentamine ID ID ND E >8h ND E >8h ND F ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Tetrafluoroethylene E ID ID E >8h ND E >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Tetrahydrofuran E >8h ND P 4m 327 F 31m 112 P 4m 167 P 11m 671 ID 1m >>
Thiophene ID >6h ND E >8h ND P 1.8h 17 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Toluene E >6h ND E >16h ND F 21m 22.1 P 11m 68.1 ID 14m 576 ID 3m 350
Toluene Diisocyanate E >8h ND E >16h ND E >8h ND G 3.7h 1.8 ID ID ID G >6.7 ND
Trichloroethane E >6h ND G 7.4h 0.24 P 18m 550 P 8m 283 ID 11m 881 ID ID ID
1,1,1 Trichloroethane E >6h ND E >15h ND P ID ID F 41m 76.4 P 27m 197 IDIDID
1,1,2 Trichloroethane ID ID ID E >8h ND P 5.7h 7 P ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID
Triethylamine ID ID ID E >8h ND P ID ID E >8h ND ID ID ID ID ID ID
Vinyl Chloride E >8h ND G 4.4h 0.098 P ID ID G 5.7h 0.14 ID ID ID ID ID ID
Xylene E >24h ND E >8h ND P ID ID P ID ID ID 23m 135 ID 4m 383

(1)The data for Silver ShieldTM, VitonTM, Butyl and Nitrile gloves were provided by Siebe North Inc, Charleston, SC; information on Neoprene and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) gloves were supplied by Pioneer Industrial Products, Williard, OH.

(2)In Kerosene

E=Excellent; G=Good; F=Fair; P=Poor; ND=None detected; ID=Insufficient Data; D=Degradation; BT=Breakthrough, amount of elapsed time after initial exposure before the chemical can be analytically detected on the inside surface of the glove; PR=Permeation Rate is expressed in mg/m2/sec. PR can be used for estimating glove thickness required; for a given material, thicker is more resistant.

Note: Silver Shield gloves may be worn as liners under other glove types to enhance protection.

Table used by permission of Van Nostrand Reinhold publishing.

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