ASTM D1296 - 01(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Odor of Volatile Solvents and Diluents

    Active Standard ASTM D1296 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The comparative odor characteristics can be used, combined with other tests, for product identification and assessing compliance with a specification.

    3.2 The residual odor characteristics can be used to judge the presence of relatively nonvolatile materials that may be associated with manufacture or contamination during distribution. Since volatile solvents and diluents are used in a wide variety of chemical processes and residual materials may affect the efficiency of such processes, this test method provides a comparative test for manufacturing control and assessing compliance with a specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a comparative procedure for observing the characteristic and residual odors of volatile organic solvents and diluents to determine their odor acceptability in a solvent system.

    1.2 It is not intended that this test method be employed to determine subtle odor differences between materials or to determine odor intensity.

    1.3 It is recommended that this test method not be employed to determine the residual odor of a liquid if its time for evaporation to dryness at room temperature exceeds 30 min or as agreed upon.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 4.

    1.6 For specific hazard information, see the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12190000(Solvents)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1296-01R12

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