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Chemicals – L

O-Ring Fluid Compatibility Guide – L’s

(for reference only)

1 = Recommended  2 = Probably Satisfactory  3 = Marginal  4 = Not Recommended

Chemical/Media
Perfluoro-
elastomer
Viton®
ETP
Aflas®
TFE/P
Viton®
FKM
EPDM
P.C.
Buna-N
NBR
Silicone
Fluoro-
silicone
Lacquer
Solvents
1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lacquers 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lactams
(Amino Acids)
1 4 3 4 2 4 4
Lactic
Acid (Cold)
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lactic
Acid (Hot)
1 1 1 4 4 2 2
Lard
(Animal Fats)
1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1
Lauric
Acid
1
Lavender
Oil
1 1 1 1 4 2 4 2
Lead
Acetate
1 4 4 4 1 2 4 4
Lead
Arsenate
1
Lead
Azide
1
Lead
Bromide
1
Lead
Carbonate
1
Lead
Chloride
1
Lead
Chromate
1
Lead
Dioxide
1
Lead
Linoleate
1
Lead
Naphthenate
1
Lead
Nitrate
1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1
Lead
Oxide, Red
1 1 1 1 1 1
Ligroin 1 1 2 1 4 1 4 1
Lime
Bleach
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Lime-Sulfur
Solution
1 1 1 1 4 1 1
LINDOL
Hydraulic Fluid
1 2 1 2 1 4 3 3
Linoleic
Acid
1 2 1 2 4 2 2
Linseed
Oil
1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Liquid
Oxygen
2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Liquified
Petroleum Gas (LPG)
1 1 2 1 4 1 3 3
Liquor 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lithium
Bromide, Brine
1
Lithium
Carbonate
1
Lithium
Chloride
1
Lithium
Citrate
1
Lithium
Hydroxide
1 3 1 3 1 2
Lithium
Hypochlorite
1
Lithium
Nitrate
1
Lithopone 1
Lubricating
Oils, Diester
1 1 2 1 4 2 4 2
Lubricating
Oils, Petroleum
1 1 1 1 4 1 4 1
Lye 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2