ASTM D4661 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Total Chlorine in Isocyanates

    Active Standard ASTM D4661 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 These test methods can be used for research or for quality control to determine the total chlorine content of aromatic isocyanates. In some instances total chlorine content may correlate with performance in polyurethane systems.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods determine the total chlorine content of aromatic isocyanates used as polyurethane raw materials. The difference between the total chlorine content and the hydrolyzable chlorine content (see Test Method D4663) is a measure of the amount of o-dichlorobenzene and other ring-substituted chlorinated products that are present. Both procedures are applicable to a variety of organic compounds but the amount of sample used may have to be varied. (See Note 1.)

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

    1.3 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.

    Note 1There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.


    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

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4663 Test Method for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Hydrolyzable Chlorine of Isocyanates


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.10 (Thermosetting materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352118(Cyanates or isocyanates or thiocyantes or isothiocyanates)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4661

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