ASTM D1685-05

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D1685-05 Standard Test Method for Traces of Thiophene in Benzene by Spectrophotometry (Withdrawn 2009)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D16.01

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This test method covers the determination of thiophene in benzene in which the thiophene concentration is between 0.1 and 250 mg/kg.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals, this test method was withdrawn in December 2009. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use in industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of thiophene in benzene in which the thiophene concentration is between 0.1 and 250 mg/kg.

    1.2 Contaminating materials that are darkened by sulfuric acid interfere and must be compensated for by a sample blank determination. Neither carbon disulfide in concentrations as high as 100 mg/kg nor water as high as the level of saturation will interfere.

    1.3 Contaminating materials may occasionally cause the color development in this test method to be time dependent and may also contribute to spectral interferences at 589 nm. Consequently, test results indicating substantial thiophene, that cannot be verified by total sulfur analysis, should be considered suspect.

    1.4 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method to applicable specifications, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E 29.

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

    1.6 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 7.6, 8.1, and 9.1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3437 Practice for Sampling and Handling Liquid Cyclic Products

    D4790 Terminology of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E832 Specification for Laboratory Filter Papers

    Other Document

    OSHARegulations,29 CFR, paragraphs 1910.1000 and 1910.1200


    DOI: 10.1520/D1685-05

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