ASTM D5155 - 10

    Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials Determination of the Isocyanate Content of Aromatic Isocyanates

    Active Standard ASTM D5155 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.03


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods can be used for research or for quality control to characterize isocyanates used in polyurethane products.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods measure the isocyanate content of aromatic isocyanates used as polyurethane raw materials.

    1.1.1 Test Method AUnheated toluene-dibutylamine determines the toluene diisocyanate content, the amine equivalent and the isocyanate content of refined toluene-2,4-diisocyanate and toluene-2,6-diisocyanate, or mixtures of the two. Other isomers, if present, will be included in the determination. This test method may also be applied to other isocyanates of suitable reactivity and solubility.

    1.1.2 Test Method BHeated toluene-dibutylamine determines the amine equivalent and the isocyanate content of crude or modified isocyanates derived from toluene diisocyanate, methylene di-(4-phenylisocyanate) and polymeric (methylene phenylisocyanate).

    1.1.3 Test Method CUnheated trichlorobenzene-toluene-dibutylamine determines the amine equivalent and the isocyanate content of crude or modified isocyanates derived from toluene diisocyanate, methylene-di-(4-phenylisocyanate) and polymeric (methylene phenylisocyanate).

    1.2 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 1—Method C of this test method is equivalent to Method B of ISO 14896.


    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

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

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    ISO Standard

    ISO14896 Polyurethane Raw Materials-Determination of Isocyanate Content


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5155-10

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