GRAPHITE/CARBON INFO ABOUT GRAPHITE WATER JET CUTTING QUERY FORM
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE TYPICAL COMPONENTS

Chemical resistance of graphite foil

Alcohols
eg   Ethyl alcohol
 Glycol
 Isopropyl alcohol
 Methyl alcohol
Aldehydes
eg   Acetaldehyde
 Benzaldehyde
 Formaldehyde
Ethers
eg   Diethyl ether
 Dioxane
 Diphenyl ether
 Methyl ethyl ether
Esters
eg   Acetic acid amyl ester
 Acrylic acid ethyl ester
 Ethyl butyl ester
Ketones
eg   Acetone
 Ethyl methyl ketone
 Methyl isobutyl ketone
Hydrocarbons
eg   Benzene
 Ethylene
 Iso-octane
 Propane
 Propylene
 Styrene
 Xylele
Halogenated hydrocarbons
eg   Carbon tetrachloride
 Chlorobenzene
 Chloroform
 Frigen products
Organic acids
eg   Acetic acid
 Acrylic acid
 Formic acid
 Hexachlorphenyl acetic
     acid
 Maleic acid
 Monochloroacetic acid
 Phenylacetic acid
 Phthalic acid
 Stearic acid
 Sulphonic acid
 Tartaric acid
 Trichloroacetic acid
Amines
eg   Aniline
 Diethylamine
 Triethylaminoethanol
Other organic media
eg   Acrylonitrile
 Carbon disulphide
 Dimethyl sulphoxide
 Epichlorohydrine
 Mercaptans
 Nitrobenzene
 Phenol
 Silicones
 Siloxanes
 Thionyl chloride
 
eg   Heat transfer oils
 Hydraulic oils
 Motor oils
 Paint thinner
 Paraffin oil (kerosene)
 Petrol (gasoline)
 Transformer oil
Alkalis
eg   Ammonia solution
 Caustic potash solution
 Caustic soda solution
 Potassium hydroxide
 up to 400ºC
 Sodium hydroxide
 up to 400ºC
Aqueous salt solutions
eg   Borates
 Bromides
 Carbonates
 Chlorides
 Chromates,
 20 % conc.
 Fluorides
 Iodides
 Nitrates
 Nitrites
 Phosphates
 Sulfates
Oxidizing molten salts
eg   Potassium chlorate
 Potassium nitrate
 Sodium peroxide
Non-oxidizing molten salts
eg   Borate, Soda, potash
 Calcium chloride
 Potassium hydrogen
 sulphate
Metal melts
eg   Aluminium
 Copper
 Gold
 Iron
 Lead
          Magnesium
 Mercury
 Potassium up to 350ºC
 Silver
 Tin
 Wood´s alloy
 Zinc
Acids
eg   Aqua regia
 Boric acid
 Bromic acid
 Chromosulphuric acid
 up to 20 %
 Hydrochloric acid
 Hydrofluoric acid
 Nitranic acid
 Nitric acid
 up to 65 %
 Nitric acid
 > 65 %
 Oleum
 Perchloric acid
 up to 20 %
 Phosphoric acid
 Sulphoric acid
 up to 70 %
 Sulphoric acid
 70-100 % up to 100 ºC
 Sulphurous acid
Gases / vapours
eg   Air, at more than 400 ºC
 subject to prior consultation
 Ammonia
 Bromine
 Carbon dioxide
 up to abt. 600 ºC
 Carbon monoxide
 Chlorine dioxide
 Chlorine, dry
 Chlorine, moist at > 30 ºC
 Fluorine
 Hydrogen bromide
 Hydrogen chloride
 Hydrogen fluoride
 Hydrogen sulphide
 Nitrogen
 Nitrogen dioxide up to
 abt. 600 ºC **)
 Nitrious oxide **)
 Oxygene up to
 approx. 350 ºC
 Phosgene
 Sulphur dioxide
 Sulphur hexafluoride
 Sulphur trioxide
Other inorganic media
eg   Bleach liquor
 Hydrazine
 Sulphur

 *)  without oxygen ingress **)  dry gases only   resistant   not resistant   reservedly resistant
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