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Syringe Filters Solvent Compatibility Chart

Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
ACIDS
Acetic, 5% L R R R R
Acetic, 10% L R R R R
Acetic, 25% N L R R R
Acetic, Glacial N N R R R
Boric L R
Formic 25% L N R
Hydrochloric 15% L L R R L
Hydrochloric 25% N N R R
Hydrochloric concentrated N N L R N
Hydrofluoric 10% N N
Hydrofluoric 35% N N R
Nitric 25% N N R R
Nitric 6N, 38% N N L R R
Nitric concentrated N N N R N
Phosphoric 25% L N R R
Sulfuric 25% N N N R
Sulfuric 6N, 29% N N N R
Sulfuric concentrated N N N R N
Trichloroacetic 10% N N R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
ALKALINES
Ammonium Hydroxide 25% N R R R L
Formalin 30% L L R
Sodium Hydroxide 3N, 12% N R R R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
ALCOHOLS
Amyl Alcohol L R N R R
Benzyl Alcohol L L L L L
Butyl Alcohol L R L R R
Butyl Cellosolve N L L
Ethanol 70% L R L R R
Ethanol 98% N R N R R
Ethylene glycol L R R R R
Glycerol L R R R R
Isobutyl Alcohol L L L L L
Isopropanol, n-Propanol L R R R R
Methanol 98% N R L R R
Methyl Cellosolve L L L
Propylene glycol L R R R
Phenol, Aqueous 10% R R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
HYDROCARBONS
Hexane L R L R R
Xylene L R N R R
Kerosene, Gasoline L R R R R
Tetrakin, Decalin N R R R
Toluene, benzene L R N R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS
Carbon Tetrachloride N N N N N
Chloroform N N N R R
Methylene Chloride N L N R N
Monochlorobenzene N N R
Trichloroethylene N N N R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
KETONES
Acetone N R N R N
Cyclohexanone N L N R N
Isopropylacetone R R N
Methyl Ethyl Ketone N R N R N
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone N R R N
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
ESTERS
Amyl Acetate N R L R
Amyl Propyl & Butyl Acetate L R
Benzyl Benzoate R
Butyl Acetate N N
Ethyl Acetate & Methyl Acetate N R N R R/L
Isopropyl Myristate R
Methyl Cellosolve Acetate N R
Propylene Glycol Acetate R
Tricresyl Phosphate R
Isopropyl Acetate L R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
OXIDES - ETHERS
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) N R N R N
Dioxane & Tetrahydrofuran N R L R L
Ethyl Ether L R R R R
Isopropyl Ether R R
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
SOLVENTS WITH NITROGEN
Acetonitrile N R N R N
Aniline N R
Diethylacetamide N L N R N
Dimethyl Formamide N R N R N
Pyridine N R N R
Triethanolamine R R N
Group of Substance &
Chemical Reagents
Cellulose
Acetate
Nylon PES PTFE PVDF
MISCELLANEOUS
Formaldehyde Solution 30% L R R R R
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% N L N R R
Pyridine N R N R R
Silicone Oil & Mineral Oil R R R R R
R = Recommended. No significant change observed in flow rate or bubble point of the membrane, nor visible indication of chemical attack.
L = Limited Recommended Use. Moderate changes in physical properties. The filter may be suitable for short term, noncritical use.
N = Not Recommended. The membrane may be unstable.
– = Insufficient Data. Information is not available. Trial testing is recommended.

 

Top 9 Reasons to Use Restek Syringe Filterssyr_filters_ph_so_spe.jpg

  1. Protect any analytical system.
  2. Extend LC column lifetime.
  3. Achieve more reproducible analyses.
  4. Variety of membranes, porosities, and diameters available.
  5. Luer lock inlet provides strong, leak-tight syringe connection to withstand filtration pressure.
  6. Rugged polypropylene construction— autoclavable to 121 °C for 15 minutes (75 psi).
  7. Labeled (13, 25, and 30 mm, only) and color coded for easy identification.
  8. Convenient dispenser box.
  9. FREE sample pack available. Contact your Restek sales representative today.
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