ASTM D2373 - 05(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Cobalt in Paint Driers by EDTA Method

    Active Standard ASTM D2373 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    The amount of cobalt drier used in oxidizing-type coatings significantly affects their drying properties. This test method may be used to confirm the stated cobalt content of a pure liquid cobalt drier soluble in glacial acetic acid and manufactured for use by the coatings industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a titrimetric determination of cobalt in liquid paint driers that can be dissolved in glacial acetic acid and utilizes the disodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid dihydrate (EDTA).

    1.2 This test method is not applicable to drier blends. If driers other than cobalt are present, they may interfere by reacting with EDTA under the conditions used for analysis.

    1.3 All cations that can be titrated with EDTA in alkaline media interfere and must not be present in the sample.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.


    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

    D600 Specification for Liquid Paint Driers

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.99 (Other paint ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211603(Paint driers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2373-05R11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2373-05(2011), Standard Test Method for Determination of Cobalt in Paint Driers by EDTA Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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