Active Standard ASTM D608 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35
Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
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This specification establishes the properties and requirements of 99 % grade dibutyl phthalate. The material shall be sampled and tested suitably, and shall conform to properties as to apparent specific gravity, color (Pt-Co scale), odor, water content, acidity (free acid as phthalic acid), and ester value.
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1.1 This specification covers dibutyl phthalate (99 % grade).
1.2 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.
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 For specific hazard information and guidance, see the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet for materials listed 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.
D268 Guide for Sampling and Testing Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates for Use in Paint and Related Coatings and Material
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D1296 Test Method for Odor of Volatile Solvents and Diluents
D1364 Test Method for Water in Volatile Solvents (Karl Fischer Reagent Titration Method)
D1476 Test Method for Heptane Miscibility of Lacquer Solvents
D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products
D1617 Test Method for Ester Value of Solvents and Thinners
D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
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
ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)
UNSPSC Code 12352108(Esters or its substitutes)