ASTM D5136 - 09(2013)

    Standard Specification for High Purity p-Xylene

    Active Standard ASTM D5136 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for p-Xylene. Sampled specimens shall conform to the following physical and chemical properties: minimum purity; maximum m-Xylene content; maximum o-Xylene content; maximum sulfur content; maximum toluene content; maximum ethylbenzene content; maximum nonaromatic hydrocarbons content; appearance; color (Pt/Co scale); distillation range; and maximum pressure.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers high purity p-Xylene.

    1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this specification: for purposes of determining conformance with this specification, 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.

    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 Consult current OSHA regulations, supplier's Material Safety Data Sheets, and local regulations for all materials used in this specification.


    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

    D850 Test Method for Distillation of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

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

    D3437 Practice for Sampling and Handling Liquid Cyclic Products

    D5386 Test Method for Color of Liquids Using Tristimulus Colorimetry

    D5917 Test Method for Trace Impurities in Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography and External Calibration

    D7183 Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D7504 Test Method for Trace Impurities in Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography and Effective Carbon Number

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)

    DOI: 10.1520/D5136

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