Active Standard ASTM D3125 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35
Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
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Significance and Use
4.1 Acrylic acid and its esters are normally inhibited with MEHQ only. This procedure presents a rapid and accurate method of determining the MEHQ content of fresh acrylic acid and acrylate esters in the absence of other inhibitors.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of monomethyl ether of hydroquinone2 (MEHQ) in colorless monomeric acrylate esters and acrylic acid. The test method is applicable to the determination of MEHQ in the concentration range from 0 to 1200 parts per million.
1.2 For purposes of determining conformance of an observed or a calculated value using this test method to relevant specifications, test result(s) shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.
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 whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 8.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals
ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers)