Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals
The formulation of terminology, specifications, practices, guides, and test methods for aromatic hydrocarbons, their derivatives, and related chemicals. Aromatic hydrocarbons covered by this scope include monocyclic and polycyclic carbon-ring structures recovered or synthesized form any source, and which are intended primarily for use as solvents or raw materials for chemical synthesis. Derivatives and related chemicals covered by this scope include chemicals such as: cycloalkanes such as cyclohexane which are intended primarily for use in chemical synthesis; phenols, arylthiols, and their homologs; heterocyclics such as pyridine and quinoline; and other chemicals synthesized from ring structures.
Excluded from the scope are paraffinic and olefinic hydrocarbons, and those aromatic and cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbons that are intended primarily for fuels and lubricants. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.