ASTM D4789 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Solution Color of Bisphenol A (4,4`-Isopropylidenediphenol)

    Active Standard ASTM D4789 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Color is caused by impurities in the bisphenol A. The acceptable amount of color depends on the end-use of the bisphenol A.

    4.2 This test method can be used for internal quality control or for setting specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determination of the Platinum-Cobalt Color of bisphenol A (4,4-Isopropylidenediphenol) dissolved in methanol.

    1.2 This test method has been found applicable for the determination of Platinum-Cobalt color of bisphenol A between 20 and 100 color units.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 specific hazard statements, see 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)

    D4297 Practice for Sampling and Handling Bisphenol A (4,4 -Isopropylidinediphenol)

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.90 (Phenols)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12191503(Phenols or its substitutes or derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4789-12

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