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Safety Programs > Glove Selection For Specific Chemicals

Glove Selection For Specific Chemicals

Chemical

Incidental Contact

Extended Contact

Acetic acid

Nitrile

Neoprene, Butyl rubber

Acetic anhydride

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Butyl rubber, Neoprene

Acetone

1Natural rubber (Latex) (8 mil)

Butyl rubber

Acetonitrile

Nitrile

Butyl rubber, Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Acrylamide

Nitrile, or double Nitrile

Butyl rubber

bis-Acrylamide

Nitrile

 

Alkali metals

Nitrile

 

Ammonium hydroxide

Nitrile

Neoprene, Butyl rubber

Arsenic salts

Nitrile

 

Benzotriazole, 1,2,3-

Nitrile

 

Bismuth salts

Nitrile

 

Butanol

Nitrile

Nitrile, Butyl rubber

Butyric acid

Nitrile

Butyl rubber, Neoprene

Cadmium salts

Nitrile

 

Carbon disulfide

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

Viton, Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Carbon tetrachloride

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Viton

Catechol

Nitrile

 

Chloroform

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

Viton, Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Chlorosulfuron

Nitrile

 

Chromium salts

Nitrile

 

Cobalt chloride

Nitrile

Nitrile 

Cobalt salts

Nitrile

 

Copper (Cupric) sulfate

Nitrile

 

Cyrogenic liquids

Cryogloves

 

3,3’-Diaminobenzidine (DAB)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Diazomethane in Ether

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Norfoil

Dichloromethane

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Polyvinyl acetate (PVA) or Viton

2,4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid

Nitrile

 

Diethyl pyrocarbonate

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Dimethyl sulfoxide 

1Natural rubber (15-18mil)

 

Butyl rubber

1,4-Dioxane

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Butyl rubber

Dithiothreitol

Nitrile

 

Ethanol

Nitrile

 

Ethidium bromide (EtBr)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Ethyl acetate

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Butyl rubber, PVA

Ethyl ether

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Formaldehyde

Nitrile

 

Formamide

Nitrile

Butyl rubber

Formic acid

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Butyl rubber, Neoprene (.28-.33mm)

Gallic acid

Nitrile

 

Geneticin

Nitrile

 

Glutaraldehyde

Nitrile

 

Heavy metal salts

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Heptane

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

Nitrile (35 mils or thicker), Viton, PVA

Hexamethylenediamine

(1,6-Diaminohexane)

Nitrile (8 mil)

Neoprene

Hexane

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Nitrile (35 mils or thicker), Viton, PVA

Hydrochloric acid

Nitrile

Neoprene, Butyl rubber

Hydrofluoric acid (HF)

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier 

Nitrile or Rubber sleeves

Hypophosphorous acid

Nitrile (4mil), double glove or 8 mil or heavier

 

Isoamyl alcohol

Nitrile

 

Isoctane

Nitrile

Heavy weight Nitrile

Isopropanol

Nitrile

 

Kananmycin

Nitrile

 

Lactic acid

Nitrile

Nitrile (double glove), or Neoprene or Butyl rubber

Laser dyes

Nitrile

 

Lead acetate

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Lead salts

Nitrile

 

Mercuric chloride

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Mercury

Nitrile

 

Mercury salts

Nitrile

 

Methanol (Methyl alcohol)

Nitrile

 

Methylene chloride

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Polyvinyl acetate, Viton

Methylphosphonic acid

Nitrile (4 mil), double glove

8 mil or heavier Nitrile

Methyl sulfonic acid, Ethyl ester (EMS) (Ethyl methanesulfonate)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Monoethanolamine

Nitrile

 

Nickel chloride

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Nickel salts

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Nitric acid

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Heavy weight (.28-.33mm) Butyl rubber or Neoprene

N-Methylethanolamine

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Viton, Neoprene, Butyl rubber

Octane

Nitrile

Heavy weight Nitrile or Viton

Organophosphorous compounds

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

 

Osmium salts

Nitrile

 

Osmium tetroxide

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Paraformaldehyde

Nitrile

 

Pentane

Nitrile (8mil), double glove

Heavy weight Neoprene, or Viton

Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene)

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Nitrile (22mil or heavier)

Pesticides

heavy weight, unlined Nitrile (8-20 mils), or glove specified by pesticide label.

 

Petroleum ether

Nitrile

Heavy weight Nitrile or Viton

Phenol

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Neoprene, Butyl rubber

Phenol-Chloroform mixtures

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

Viton

Phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Phosphonic acid

Nitrile (4 mil), double glove, or 8 mil or heavier single

 

Phosphoric acid

Nitrile (4 mil), double glove, or 8 mil or heavier

 

Picloram (4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid)

Nitrile

 

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s)

Nitrile (8 mil) glove over a Neoprene glove

Neoprene (20 mil)

Polyoxyethylene-sorbital-n-monolaurate (Tween 20)

Nitrile

 

Potassium ferricyanide

Nitrile

 

Potassium ferrocyanide

Nitrile

 

Potassium permanganate

Nitrile

 

Propanol

Nitrile

 

Propionic acid

Nitrile

Neoprene or Butyl rubber

Propylene oxide

heavier weight (17 mil or greater) Butyl rubber or Neoprene

Norfoil

Psoralen

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Pump oil

Butyl rubber

 

Silane based silanization or derivatization compounds

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier single

 

Silver nitrate

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Silver salts

Nitrile

 

Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)

Nitrile

 

Sodium azide

Nitrile, or double glove

 

Spermidine

Nitrile

 

Sulfuric acid

Nitrile (8 mil)

Neoprene, Butyl rubber (20 mil or greater)

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove,

or 15 mil or heavier

Norfoil

3,3’,5,5’-Tetramethyl-benzidine (TMB)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

N,N,N’,N’-Tetramethyl-ethylenediamine (TEMED)

Nitrile

Nitrile, double glove

Timetin

Nitrile

 

Toluene

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove, or 15 mil or heavier

Viton, Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Trichloroethylene

Nitrile (8 mil), double glove

Viton, Polyvinyl acetate (PVA)

Trichloromethyl chloroformate (diphosgene)

Nitrile (8 mil) over Butyl rubber glove

This material must be used in a glove box.

Triton-X100

Nitrile

 

Uranium salts

Nitrile

 

Valeric acid

Nitrile

Nitrile, double gloves, or Neoprene or Butyl rubber

Xylene

Nitrile

Polyvinyl acetate (PVA), Viton

Note 1:  If you are allergic to natural rubber products, you may double glove with 8 mil Nitrile gloves

 

GLOVE SELECTION WEBSITES

DISCLAIMER: While the glove selection web links below are being provided as additional resources, SUNY New Paltz has not investigated the accuracy of the information contained within the webpages.


All Safety Products, Inc – Glove Selection Chart

Ansell Protective Products – See Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide

Best Gloves - Comprehensive Guide to Chemical Resistant Best Gloves

Cole Parmer – Safety Glove Selection Guide

Kimberly Clark Professional – Chemical Resistance Database

Mapa Professional – Chemical Resistance Guide

North Safety - Chemical Resistance Guide*

 

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