Active Standard ASTM D1240 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.34
Book of Standards Volume: 06.03
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Significance and Use
4.1.1 For materials containing less than 15 % rosin, the modified Glidden procedure has gained acceptance. For materials containing more than 15 % rosin the modified Wolfe Method is preferred. The modified Wolfe and modified Glidden procedures differ only in their details. They have been combined here into a single procedure. This procedure can be run using either a potentiometer or an internal indicator to determine the end point of the titration. Use of a potentiometer is preferred and is the referee method. Use of an internal indicator is the principal alternative method. They will be referred to as the Potentiometric Method and the Internal Indicator Method.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1585 Test Methods for Fatty Acids Content of Naval Stores, Including Rosin, Tall Oil, and Related Products
E70 Test Method for pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 71.080.40 (Organic acids)