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    ASTM D283 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cuprous Oxide and Copper Pigments

    Active Standard ASTM D283 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This collection of test methods is used by pigment producers and paint manufacturers for process control, product acceptance, and research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of cuprous oxide and copper pigments.

    1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:



    Total Copper


    Total Reducing Power as Cuprous Oxide

    8 and 9

    Metallic Copper

    10 and 11

    Cuprous Oxide


    Cupric Oxide


    Metals Other than Copper

    14 – 16

    Chlorides and Sulfates

    17 and 18

    Acetone-Soluble Matter






    Coarse Particles


    Coarse Particles Insoluble in Nitric Acid


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

    1.4 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

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0283

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Citation Format

    ASTM D283-13, Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cuprous Oxide and Copper Pigments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013,

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