Personal Protective Equipment

Glove Selection (Chemical Protection)

Use of the following selection guide is recommended for determining proper chemical resistant gloves to be used in laboratory experiments.

Glove Material Chemical Resistant To: Not Recommended for:
Butyl rubber Organics, Ketones, esters Aliphatic, aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, gasoline
Natural (laytex) rubber Alcohols, acids, caustics, ketones Aromatics, halogenated solvents
Neoprene Organic acids, caustics, peroxides, alcohols, phenols, petroleum solvents Aromatic and halogenated solvents
Nitrile rubber Solvents, oils, alocohols, some acids, and caustics Ketones, oxidizing acids, nitrogen- containing organics
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) Most solvents including aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons Water-based solutions, inorganic acids, alcohols, caustics
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Alcohols, acids, caustics Aromatic and halogenated solvents, ketones
Viiton Halogentated and aromatic solvents, alcohols

Source: Industrial Hygiene Reference & Study Guide, First Edition