ASTM D5349 - 95(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of the Moisture and Volatile Content of Sulfonated and Sulfated Oils by Hot-Plate Method

    Active Standard ASTM D5349 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is intended to determine the moisture and volatile content of fats, oils, and fatliquors used in the softening and stuffing of leather.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the percentage of water and other compounds volatile at about 100°C existing in a sample of sulfonated or sulfated oil, or both, by rapid evaporation. This test method is applicable only to sulfonated and sulfated oils that do not contain the following: mineral acids, free sulfonic acids or free sulfuric acid esters, ammonia, acetic acid or similar volatile acids, alkali hydroxides, carbonates, acetates or similar salts that may react with oleic acid at elevated temperatures liberating volatile acids, or glycerin, diethylene glycol, xylene, or other compounds of similar volatility. This test method was derived from Test Methods D500, Sections 10 through 14.

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

    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.


    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

    D500 Test Methods of Chemical Analysis of Sulfonated and Sulfated Oils


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352211(Fats or lipids)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5349-95R12

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