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Significance and Use
1.1 This test method covers the determination by gas chromatography of the ester content and the corresponding alcohol content of acetate esters. This test method has been applied to ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, n-butyl, isobutyl, and 2-ethoxyethyl acetates.
1.2 Water, and in some cases acetic acid, cannot be determined by this test method and must be measured by other appropriate ASTM procedures and the results used to normalize the chromatographic value.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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 Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)
UNSPSC Code 12352108(Esters or its substitutes)
ASTM D3545-06(2012), Standard Test Method for Alcohol Content and Purity of Acetate Esters by Gas Chromatography, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top