Chemical Compatibility – Metals

KEY:
Hazards:
Only primary ones are shown. For example, chlorine is not shown as an asphyxiant because its toxicity will kill you first.

  • A = Asphxiant
  • = Corrosive
  • F = Flammable
  • O = Oxidizer
  • T = Toxic

Ο = No Effect
♦ = Minor effect or slight change in appearance or properties. Test before repeated exposure.
Δ = No noticeable effects at low concentration and room temperature. Moderate to severe effects at high concentration and/or high temperature. Test before using.
⊗ = Severe effect or degradation, exposure not recommended.

Metals
Chemical Hazards Aluminum Brass Bronze Copper 304 Stainless Steel 316 Stainless Steel
Acids
Acetic C Δ
Aqua Regia C
Chromic C
Hydrochloric C
Hydrofluoric C
Nitric C Ο Ο Ο
Phosphoric C
Sulfuric C
Caustics
Ammonium Hydroxide C Ο Ο
Potassium Hydroxide C Ο
Sodium Hydroxide C
Gases
Air O Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Ammonia C,F,T Ο Ο Ο
Argon A Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Carbon Dioxide A Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Carbon Monoxide F,T Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Chlorine C,T Ο Ο
Flourine C,O,T Δ Δ Δ Ο Ο
Helium A Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Hydrogen A,F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Hydrogen Sulfide C,F,T Ο Ο Ο Ο
Methane A,F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Nitrogen A Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Nitrous Oxide O Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Ozone O Ο Ο
Propane A,F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Oxidants
Hydrogen Peroxide O Ο Ο
Sodium Hydrochlorite O Δ Δ
Salts
Ammonium Nitrate Ο Ο
Ammonium Persulfate
Sodium Carbonate Ο Ο Ο Ο
Solvents
Acetone F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Carbon Tetrachloride T Ο Ο
DI Water Ο Ο Ο Ο
Ethyl Alcohol F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Ethylene Glycol Ο Ο Ο
Glycerine Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Isopropyl Alcohol F Ο
Kerosene F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Methyl Alcohol F,T Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Methyl Ethyl Ketone F Ο Ο Ο Ο
Toulene F Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Trichloroethane A Ο
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