Stainless Steel Chemical Resistance Chart

Chemicals C-E

  Stainless Steel 304 Stainless Steel 316
Chemical Compatibility Compatibility
Calcium Bisulfate N/A A-Excellent
Calcium Bisulfide B-Good B-Good
Calcium Bisulfite B-Good A-Excellent
Calcium Carbonate A-Excellent B-Good
Calcium Chlorate N/A N/A
Calcium Chloride C-Fair B-Good
Calcium Hydroxide B-Good B-Good
Calcium Hypochlorite C-Fair B-Good
Calcium Nitrate C-Fair B-Good
Calcium Oxide A-Excellent A-Excellent
Calcium Sulfate B-Good B-Good
Calgon A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cane Juice A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbolic Acid (Phenol) B-Good B-Good
Carbon Bisulfide A-Excellent B-Good
Carbon Dioxide (dry) A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbon Dioxide (wet) A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbon Disulfide A-Excellent B-Good
Carbon Monoxide A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbon Tetrachloride B-Good B-Good
Carbon Tetrachloride (dry) B-Good B-Good
Carbon Tetrachloride (wet) A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbonated Water A-Excellent A-Excellent
Carbonic Acid A-Excellent A-Excellent
Catsup A-Excellent A-Excellent
Chloric Acid D-Severe Effect C-Fair
Chlorinated Glue N/A A-Excellent
Chlorine (dry) A-Excellent B-Good
Chlorine Water C-Fair C-Fair
Chlorine, Anhydrous Liquid C-Fair C-Fair
Chloroacetic Acid B-Good A-Excellent
Chlorobenzene (Mono) A-Excellent B-Good
Chlorobromomethane N/A N/A
Chloroform A-Excellent A-Excellent
Chlorosulfonic Acid D-Severe Effect B-Good
Chocolate Syrup A-Excellent A-Excellent
Chromic Acid 10% B-Good B-Good
Chromic Acid 30% B-Good B-Good
Chromic Acid 5% B-Good A-Excellent
Chromic Acid 50% C-Fair B-Good
Chromium Salts N/A N/A
Cider A-Excellent A-Excellent
Citric Acid B-Good A-Excellent
Citric Oils A-Excellent A-Excellent
Clorox® (Bleach) A-Excellent A-Excellent
Coffee A-Excellent A-Excellent
Copper Chloride D-Severe Effect D-Severe Effect
Copper Cyanide B-Good B-Good
Copper Fluoborate D-Severe Effect D-Severe Effect
Copper Nitrate A-Excellent A-Excellent
Copper Sulfate >5% B-Good B-Good
Copper Sulfate 5% B-Good B-Good
Cream A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cresols A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cresylic Acid A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cupric Acid D-Severe Effect B-Good
Cyanic Acid A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cyclohexane A-Excellent A-Excellent
Cyclohexanone A-Excellent A-Excellent
Detergents A-Excellent A-Excellent
Diacetone Alcohol B-Good B-Good
Dichlorobenzene N/A B-Good
Dichloroethane B-Good B-Good
Diesel Fuel A-Excellent A-Excellent
Diethyl Ether B-Good B-Good
Diethylamine A-Excellent A-Excellent
Diethylene Glycol A-Excellent A-Excellent
Dimethyl Aniline B-Good B-Good
Dimethyl Formamide A-Excellent B-Good
Diphenyl B-Good B-Good
Diphenyl Oxide B-Good A-Excellent
Dyes A-Excellent A-Excellent
Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) A-Excellent B-Good
Ethane A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ethanol A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ethanolamine A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ether A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ethyl Acetate B-Good B-Good
Ethyl Benzoate N/A N/A
Ethyl Chloride A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ethyl Ether B-Good B-Good
Ethyl Sulfate D-Severe Effect D-Severe Effect
Ethylene Bromide A-Excellent A-Excellent
Ethylene Chloride B-Good B-Good
Ethylene Chlorohydrin B-Good B-Good
Ethylene Diamine B-Good B-Good
Ethylene Dichloride B-Good B-Good
Ethylene Glycol B-Good B-Good
Ethylene Oxide B-Good B-Good
Ratings

A = Excellent.

B = Good. Minor Effect, slight corrosion or discoloration.

C = Fair. Moderate Effect, not recommended for continuous use. Softening, loss of strength, swelling, may occur.

D = Severe Effect, not recommended for ANY use.

N/A = Information Not Available.

Temperature Conversion
°F = (1.8 x °C) + 32

°C = (°F - 32) x 0.555
Warning
The information in this chart has been supplied to Hayata by other reputable sources and is to be used ONLY as a guide in selecting equipment for appropriate chemical compatibility. Before permanent installation, test the equipment with the chemicals and under the specific conditions of your application.
Ratings of chemical behavior listed in this chart apply at a 48-hr exposure period.
Hayata has no knowledge of possible effects beyond this period. Hayata does not warrant (neither express nor implied) that the information in this chart is accurate or complete or that any material is suitable for any purpose.
Danger
Variations in chemical behavior during handling due to factors such as temperature, pressure, and concentrations can cause equipment to fail, even though it passed an initial test.
Serious Injury May Result
Use suitable guards and/or personal protections when handling chemicals.