These test methods cover the sampling and chemical analysis of paste, powder, or liquid detergent alkylbenzene sulfonates. Reagent grade chemicals shall be used in all tests. The distillation method shall be preferred for moisture testing. Water by the Karl Fischer titration method shall be used when the amount of moisture is low. Total matter insoluble in alcohol, neutral oil content, chlorides calculated as sodium chloride, and pH shall also be tested.
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1.1 These test methods cover the sampling and chemical analysis of paste, powder, or liquid detergent alkylbenzene sulfonates.
1.2 The procedures for sampling and analysis appear in the following order:
|Powders and Flakes Packed in Cans or Cartons||3|
|Powders and Flakes in Bulk||4|
|Preparation of Sample||9 |
|Karl Fischer Method||15-20|
|Total Matter Insoluble in Alcohol||21-23|
|Chlorides Calculated as Sodium Chloride (NaCl)||28-31|
1.3This 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 a specific hazards statement, see Section .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1172 Guide for pH of Aqueous Solutions of Soaps and Detergents
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
alkylbenzene sulfonates; chemical analysis; sampling;
ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)
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