ASTM D3970 - 05(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Cerium in Paint Driers by Oxidimetric Determination

    Active Standard ASTM D3970 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method may be used to confirm in the presence of rare earths the stated cerium content of liquid pure cerium or rare earth driers manufactured for use in the coatings industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the titrimetric determination of cerium in liquid cerium and rare earth paint driers and utilizes ferrous ammonium sulfate.

    1.2 This test method is not applicable to dryer blends.

    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. For a specific hazard statement, see Section 7.


    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

    D444 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Yellow Pigment (Zinc Chromate Yellow)

    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)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3970-05R11

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