ASTM WK45834

    Revision of D5554 - 95(2011) Standard Test Method for Determination of the Iodine Value of Fats and Oils

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    Active Standard: D5554 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: D31.08 | Committee D31 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The method for determining the Iodine Value (ASTM D5554-95) make uses of the solvent carbon tetrachloride (as the old AOCS method Cd 1-25). In a number of Countries this solvent is now banned for use in laboratories because of its carcinogenic properties. I suggest to use cyclohexane/acetic acid instead carbon tetrachloride as described on the AOCS method Cd 1b-87


    fats and oils; iodine value; leather; unsaturation; Fats and oils; Iodine value; Leather; Oils; Unsaturation;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Massimiliano La Falce


    D31 (15-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5554-2015 and Pending Publication