ASTM D5376 - 06(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Rubber Compounding Materials—Determination of the Basic Nitrogen Content in Rubber Antioxidant: Polymerized TMQ

    Active Standard ASTM D5376 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed to determine the nitrogen content of oligomeric 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-dihydroquinoline (TMQ) antioxidant. TMQ is used for heat protection of vulcanized rubber.

    This test method is suitable for assessing product specifications since nitrogen content is related to product performance, that is, antioxidant efficiency and heat protection. For comparison of product quality at different production facilities sufficient interlaboratory accuracy and precision are required.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the nitrogen content of polymerized 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-dihydroquinoline (TMQ). It is based on a potentiometric titration of an acetone solution of TMQ with perchloric acid in acetic acid.

    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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 9.


    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

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.20 (Rubber compounding ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41116105(Chemistry reagents or solutions)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5376-06R12

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