ASTM D3329 - 03(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Purity of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone by Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM D3329 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    ASTM D3329

    Significance and Use

    This test method provides a measurement of commonly found impurities in commercially available methyl isobutyl ketone. The measurement of these impurities and the results thereof can individually or when totaled and subtracted from 100 (assay) be used for specification acceptance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the purity of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) by gas chromatography and in addition provides a means for measuring certain impurities such as methyl isobutyl carbinol which are of interest. Impurities such as water and acidity are measured by other appropriate ASTM procedures and the results are used to normalize the chromatographic value.

    1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard; for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off to the nearest unit in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the round-off method of Practice E29.

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

    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.

    1.5 For specific hazard information and guidance, see the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet for the materials listed in this test method.


    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

    D1364 Test Method for Water in Volatile Solvents (Karl Fischer Reagent Titration Method)

    D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products

    D2593 Test Method for Butadiene Purity and Hydrocarbon Impurities by Gas Chromatography

    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

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.80 (Aldehydes and ketones)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352115(Ketones or quinones or its substitutes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3329-03R09

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