TECHNICAL

AXIVA MEMBRANE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART

Chart below shows the Chemical Compatibility of various types of membrane filters with some commonly used 0 chemicals. All types of membrane filter products were exposed to specified chemicals/reagents for 3 days at 25 C. Upshot: All products retain its Integrity after Chemical compatibility Test.

C Complete N Not Compalitility
L Limited Compatibility - No Date Available

MEMBRANE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART
CHEMICAL NYLON PTFE PVDF POLY SULFONE CELLULOSE ACETATE POLY PROPYLENE CELLULOSE NITRATE REGENERATED CELLULOSE
Acids
Acetic 10% C C C C C C C C
Boric, 5% L C C C C C C C
Hydrochloric, 25% L C C C N C N C
Hydrochloric, Conc. N L L C N L N L
Sulfuric, 25% N C C C N C C C
Sulfuric, Concentrated N N L N N C N L
Nitric, 25% N L L L L C C C
Nitric, Concentrated N L L N N L N N
Phosphoric, 25% N C - C N - L C
Bases
Potassium hydroxide,6N C C - C N - N -
Sodium Hydroxide, 3N C C C C N - N -
Ammonium Hydroxide, 25% C C L C - C N -
Alcohols
Amyl Alcohol C C C C N C - C
Benzyl Alcohol L C C N L C L C
Butyl Alcohol C C - C C - - C
Ethanol, 70% C C C C N C N C
Ethanol, 98% C C C L N C N C
Ethylene Glycol C C C C C C - C
Glycerol L C - C C - L C
Isopropanol C C C C C C L C
Methanol, 98% C C C C C C N C
n-Propanol C C C C C C - C
Propylene Glycol C C C C L C - C
Hydrocarbons
Benzene C C C N C N C C
Hexane Xylene C C C N C L C C
Kerosene Gasoline C C C L C L - C
Tetralin, Decalin C C C N C L - -
Toluene C C C N C L C C
Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Carbon Tetrachloride C C C N L L C C
Chlorobenzene (Mono) C C C L C C C C
Chloroform L C C N N L N C
Freon C C C L C C - C
Methylene Chloride L C C N N L - C
Trichloroethane C C C N L L L C
Trichloroethylene C C C N C L L C
C Complete N Not Compalitility
L Limited Compatibility - No Date Available
MEMBRANE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART
CHEMICAL NYLON PTFE PVDF POLY SULFONE CELLULOSE ACETATE POLY PROPYLENE CELLULOSE NITRATE REGENERATED CELLULOSE
Ketones
Acetone C C N N N C N C
Cyclohexanone C C N N N C C C
Isopropylacetone C C N N C - N -
Methyl Ethyl Ketone C C N N L C - C
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) C C N N C L - C
Esters
2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate L L L N L - - C
Amyl Acetate C C C N C C N C
Benzyl Benzoate C C - N C - - C
Butyl Acetate C C C N L L N C
Ethyl Acetate C C C N N L N C
Isopropyl Myristate C C - N C - - C
Methyl Acetate L C L N N L - C
Propyl Acetate L N C N N L - C
Propylene Glycol Acetate L C - N N C - C
Methyl Cellosolve Acetate C C C N N C - C
Tricresyl Phosphate - C - N C - - C
Oxides — Ethers
Acetonitrile (Methyl Cyanide) C C C N N C N C
Aniline L C C N N L - C
Diethyl Acetamide C C C - N - - C
Dimethyl Formamide C C N N N C N L
Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) C C C N N C N L
Dioxane C C N L L C - L
Ethyl Ether C C C C L L - C
Isopropyl Ether C C N C C C - -
Pyridine C C L N N L - C
Solvents with Nitrogen
Tetrahydrofuran C C L N N C - L
Triethanolamine C C C - C - - C
Miscellaneous
Formaldehyde Solution, 30% C C C C L C - L
Hydrogen Peroxide, 30% N C C C C C - C
Phenol, Aqueous, 10% N C L N N C - C
Silicone Oil & Mineral Oil C C C C C C - C
AXIVA SYRINGE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART

Chart below shows the Chemical Compatibility of various types of syringe filters with some commonly used chemicals. All types of membrane filter products were exposed to specified chemicals/reagents for 3 days at 0 25 C. Upshot: All products retain its Integrity after Chemical compatibility Test.

O Recommended X Not Recommended
* Limited resistance - No Date Available
SYRINGE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART
CHEMICAL CELLULOSE ACETATE WITH PP HOUSING HYDROPHILIC PVDF WITH PP HOUSING HYDROPHOBIC PTFE WITH PP HOUSING NYLON WITH PP HOUSING
ACIDS ACIDS 3 3 kmol/m Hydrochloric acid (10%, 3N) * 0 0 *
3 9 kmol/m Hydrochloric
acid (30%, 9N)
X 0 0 X
3 kmol/m Sulfuric
acid (5%,2N)
0 0 0 *
3 4 kmol/m Sulfuric
acid (20%, 8N)
X 0 0 X
3 1 kmol/m Nitric
acid (5%, 1N)
* 0 0 *
3 5 kmol/m Nitric
acid (20%, 5N)
X * * X
20% Acetic acid 0 0 0 0
Glacial acetic acid X 0 0 X
ACIDS 10% Hydrofluoric acid X 0 0 X
35% Hydrofluoric acid X 0 0 X
10% Chromic acid * * * *
10% Phosphoric acid X 0 0 *
ALKALIS 2.5 kmoI/m Sodium
hydroxide (10%, 2.5N)
X 0 0 X
2 kmol/m Potassium
hydroxide (10%, 2N)
X 0 0 0
8 kmol/m Aqueous
ammonia (28%, 8N)
* 0 0 0
ALCOHOLS MethyI alcohol 0 0 0 0
EthyI alcohol 0 0 0 0
n-PropyI alcohol 0 0 0 0
Isopropyl alcohol 0 0 0 0
n-Butyl alcohol 0 0 0 0
AmyI alcohol 0 0 0 0
BenzyI alcohol X 0 0 0
Ethylene glycol 0 0 0 0
glycerol 0 0 0 0
ETHERS Ethyl ether * * * 0
Isopropyl ether 0 0 0 -
Tetrahydrofuran(THF) X * * *
Dioxane X * * 0
ESTERS Methyl acetate X * * 0
Ethyl acetate X * * -
Butyl acetate X * * X
Amyl acetate * * * -
KETONES Acetone X 0 0 0
Methyl ethyl ketone (IMEK) X * * 0
MethyI isobutyl ketone (MIBK) X * * 0
Cyclohexanone X * * 0
HYDROCARBONS Benzene * * * 0
Toluene * * * *
XyIene * * * *
n-Hexane * * * 0
Gasoline 0 0 0 0
Kerosene * * * 0
O Recommended X Not Recommended
* Limited resistance - No Date Available
SYRINGE FILTER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY CHART
CHEMICAL CELLULOSE ACETATE WITH PP HOUSING HYDROPHILIC PVDF WITH PP HOUSING HYDROPHOBIC PTFE WITH PP HOUSING HYDROPHOBIC PTFE WITH PP HOUSING
HALOGENATED
HYDROCARBONS
Chloroform X * * *
Methylene chloride X * * *
Trichloroethylene * * * 0
Carbon tetrachloride * 0 0 0
Trichloroethane X * * 0
AMINES Perchloroethylene X * * 0
Freon(TMC) * * * 0
Aniline X * * *
Dimethyl formamide X * * 0
Diethylacetomide X * * -
Triethanolamine 0 0 0 -
MISCELLANEOUS Ethyl acetate cellosolve X * * *
Acetonitrile X * * *
Pyridine X * * 0
Sodium Hypochioride X 0 0 -
35% Formaldehyde * 0 0 -
Iron (II) chloride 0 0 0 0
Coppersulfote 0 0 0 0
Mineroloil * * * *
Saltwater 0 0 0 0
10% Hydrogen peroxide 0 0 0 0
Nitrobenzene X * * -
Phenol X 0 0 -
Siliconeoil X 0 0 -
Petroleumoil 0 0 0 -
Acetonitrile (70): water (30) X 0 0 0
O Recommended X Not Recommended
* Limited resistance - No Date Available
TABLE OF COMPATIBILITIES FOR MANIFOLDS, FILTER HOLDERS, O RINGS, GASKETS.....
CHEMICAL POLYCARBONATE POLYPROPYLENE PTFE STAINLESS STEEL SILICONE
Acids
Acetic acide, 25 % 0 0 0 0 0
Acetic acid, 96 % X 0 0 0 -
Hydrochloric acid, 25 % * 0 0 X X
Hydrochloric acid, 37 % X 0 0 X X
Hydrofluoric acid, 25 % X 0 0 X X
Hydrofluoric acid, 50 % X 0 0 X X
Nitric acid, 25 % X 0 0 X X
Nitric acid, 65 % X X 0 X X
Perchloric acid, 25% * 0 0 X X
Perchloric acid, 25% 0 0 0 * 0
Phosphoric acid, 85 % * 0 0 * X
Sulphuric acid, 25 % 0 0 0 * X
Sulphuric acid, 98 % X X 0 X X
Trichloroacetic acid, 25 % * 0 0 X X
Bases
Ammonium hydroxide, 1N X 0 0 0 X
Ammonium hydroxide, 25% X 0 0 0 0
Potassium hydroxide, 32 % X 0 0 0 *
Sodium hydroxide. 32 % X 0 0 0 *
Sodium hydroxide, 1N X 0 0 0 0
Aqueous Solutions
Formaldehyde, 30 % 0 0 0 0 X
Hydrogen peroxide, 35 % 0 0 0 0 0
Sodium hypochlorite, 5 % 0 0 0 0 0
Acetone 0 0 0 0 X
Acetonitrile * 0 0 0 X
Benzene X X 0 X 0
Benzyl alcohol X 0 0 0 0
n-Butanol 0 0 0 0 0
n-Butyl acetate X * 0 0 X
Carbon tetrachloride X * 0 0 X
Cellosolve (ethyl) X X 0 0 X
Chloroform X X 0 0 X
Cyclohexane U 0 0 0 X
CycIohexanone X 0 0 0 X
Diethyl ether X * 0 0 X
Diethyl acetamide X - 0 0 0
Dimethyl formamide X 0 0 0 *
Dimethyl sulfoxide - - 0 0 *
Dioxane X * 0 0 X
Ethanol, 98 % 0 0 0 0 0
Ethyl acetate X * 0 0 X
Ethylene glycol 0 0 0 0 0
Formamide X 0 0 0 X
Gasoline * 0 0 0 X
Glycerol * 0 0 0 0
O Recommended X Not Recommended
* Limited resistance - No Date Available
TABLE OF COMPATIBILITIES FOR MANIFOLDS, FILTER HOLDERS, O RINGS, GASKETS.....
CHEMICAL POLYCARBONATE POLYPROPYLENE PTFE STAINLESS STEEL SILICONE
SOLVENTS
n-Heptane 0 0 0 0 0
n-Hexane 0 0 0 0 X
Isobutanol 0 0 0 0 0
Isopropanol X 0 0 0 0
Isopropyl acetate 0 0 0 0 X
Methanol, 98 % X 0 0 0 0
Methyl acetate - 0 0 0 X
Methylene chloride X X 0 0 X
Methyl ethyl ketone X 0 0 0 X
Methyl isobutyl ketone X - 0 0 X
Monochlcrobenzene X 0 0 0 X
Nitrobenzene X * 0 0 X
n-Pentane X 0 0 0 X
Perchloroethylene X * 0 0 X
Pyridine 0 * 0 0 X
Tetrahydrofuran X * 0 0 X
Toluene X 0 0 0 X
Trichloroethane X - 0 0 X
Trichloroethylene X X 0 0 X
Xylene X * 0 0 X
CROSS REFERENCE GUIDE
AXIVA WHATMAN SCHLEICHER & SCHULL PALL BINZER & MUKTELL (EDEROL) MACKEREY NAGEL
QUALITATIVE FILTER PAPER
100R No.1 591 A or 597 P1 15 615
102R No.2 - P2 12 616
103R No.3 593A P3 20 618
104R No.4 - P4 11 -
50R 50 576 or 577 P4 14 -
54R 54 - P54 11 -
QUANTITATIVE (ASHLESS) FILTER PAPERS
400R 40 591 A or 597 P40 390 640 M
410R 41 589 Black P41 389 640 W
420R 42 589 Red P42 393 640 D
440R 44 589 Blue - - -
HARDENED ASHLESS FILTER PAPERS
540R 540 - P540 - -
541R 541 - P541 388 -
542R 542 - P542 - -
GLASSFIBRE FILTER PAPERS
GF/AF GF/A 31 A/E MG A Gf 1
GF/BF GF/B 32 A/B MG B Gf 2
GF/CF GF/C 30/25 A/C MG C Gf 3
TGF/DF GF/D 40 A/B MG D Gf 4
GF/FF GF/F 20 A/F MG F Gf 5

TECHNICAL

Reference • Physical Properties of AXIVA VOLEX Labware
  Max.Use Temp. (0C)2 HDT1 Temp. 0 ( C) Brittleness Temp. (0C)13 Transparency Microwavability Auto claving Sterilization Disinfectants Specific Gravity Flexibility Permeability(cc.-mil/100 in2-24 hr.-atm) Water Absorption (%) NonCytotoxicity (%) Suitability for Food and Beverages Use
              Gas Dry
Heat
Radi-
action
      N2 O2 Co2     Rating
HDPE 120 65 -100 Translucent No No Yes No Yes Yes 0.95 Rigid 42 185 580 <0.01 Yes Yes
LDPE 80 45 -100 Translucent Yes No Yes No Yes Yes 0.92 Excel 180 500 2700 <0.01 Yes Yes
PC 135 138 -135 Clear Marginal3 Yes Yes No Yes Some 1.2 Rigid 50 300 1075 0.35 Yes Yes
PP 135 107 0 Translucent Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 0.9 Rigid 48 240 800 <0.02 Yes Yes
PPCO 121 90 -40 Translucent Marginal3 Yes Yes No No Yes 0.9 Mod 45 200 650 <0.02 Yes Yes
PS 90 105 20 Clear No No Yes No Yes Some 1.05 Rigid 55 300 1155 0.05 Yes Yes
PSF 165 174 -100 Clear Yellow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some 1.24 Rigid 55 300 700 0.3 Yes Yes
PVDF 150 139 -62 Translucent - Yes Yes No No Yes 1.75 Rigid 9 14 505 0.05 Yes Yes
SILICONE 200 46 -117 Translucent - Yes Yes - Yes Yes 1.15 Excel 43000 123000 312000 0.1 Yes Yes


3 Plastic will absorb heat.
4 STERILISATION
a). Autoclaving (121 C, 15psig for 20 minutes)- clean and rise items with distilled water before autoclaving. (Always completely disengage threads before autoclaving) Certain chemicals which have no appreciable effect on resins at room temperature may cause deterioration at autocalving temperatures unless removed with distilled water beforehand
b). Gas- Ethylene Oxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide
c). Dry Heat ( 160 C, 120 minutes)
d). Disinfectants-Benzalkonium chloride, formalin/formaldehyde, ethanol etc
e). Radiation-gamma irradiation at 25 kGy ( 2.5 MRad) with unstabilized plastic.
5. Sterilisation reduces mechanical strength. Do not use PC vessels for vacuum applications if they have been autoclaved.


CLEANING OF SONAR & VOLEX PLASTICWARE

• Plasticware may be cleaned by washing in mild detergent. Detergent should be rinsed off with tap water and then with     distilled water.
• Avoid abrasive cleaners of scouring implements. Polycarbonate must not be exposed to strong alkaline cleaning agents.


TECHNICAL

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE SUMMARY *
Class of Substances at 20 C HDPE DL PE PC PP/PPCO MACKEREY NAGEL PSF PVDF
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E E
Acids, ** strong and concentrated E E N E F G E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E G E E G E
Aldehydes G G F G N F E
Bases E E N E E E E
Esters G G N G N N G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G F F G N G E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic G F N F N N E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated F N N F N N N
Ketones G G N G N N N
Ketones F F N F N G G

** Except for oxidizing acids : for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing Agents, strong."
*** Detailed chemical compatibility chart can be submitted if desired.

E     30 days of constant exposure cause no damage. Plastic may even tolerate for years.
F     Little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure to the reagent.
G     Some effect after 7 days of constant exposure to the reagent. Depending on the plastic, the effort may be crazing,                      cracking, loss of strength or discoloration. Solvents may cause softening, swelling and permeation losses with LDPE, HDPE        PP, PPCO and PMP. The solvent effects on these five resins are normally reversible, the part will usually return to its                  normal condition after evaporation.
N    Not recommended for continuous use, Immediate damage may occur. Depending on the plastic, the effect will be a more         severe crazing, cracking, loss of strength, discoloration, deformation, dissolution or permeation loss.


RESIN CODES
HDPE High-density polyethylene
LDPE Low-density polyethylene
PC PolycarbonateE
PP Polypropylene
PPCO Polypropylene copolymer
PS Polysulfone
PSF Polyvinyl chloride
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
PVDF Polyvinylidene fluoride