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This specification establishes the properties and requirements for propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate (PMA). The specimens shall be adequately sampled and undergo gas chromatographic chemical analysis, and shall adhere accordingly to chemical property requirements as to purity, color (platinum-cobalt scale), water content, distillation range (initial and dry boiling points), acidity (free acid as acetic acid), and glycol ether content.
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1.3 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 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.
D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
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
D4773 Test Method for Purity of Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, and Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate
D5386 Test Method for Color of Liquids Using Tristimulus Colorimetry
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
U.S. Federal SpecificationPPP-C-2020 Chemicals, Liquid, Dry, and Paste: Packaging of
ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers)
UNSPSC Code 12352108(Esters or its substitutes)
ASTM D4835-08(2012), Standard Specification for Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top