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Significance and Use
This test method is based on the cold oxidation of the glycerol by sodium metaperiodate in a strong acidic medium. Formaldehyde and formic acid are produced in this reaction and the latter is used to measure the glycerol content by titration with standard sodium hydroxide solution, to a pH 8.1 ± 0.1. The glycerol content is expressed as a percentage
Interferences—The glycerin sample should be free of organic compounds with more than two hydroxyl groups on adjacent carbon atoms (for example, sugars, glycols). These types of compounds may produce formic acid which interferes with the determination of the glycerol content.
1.1 This test method provides the quantitative determination of glycerin by the titrimetric method. It is applicable to all glycerin or glycerin/water mixtures >75 %.
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 may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult the established and appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautions are listed in Section 8.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D4725 Terminology for Engine Coolants
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
Other StandardsBS5711:Part3,1979 Sampling and Test for Glycerol - Determination of Glycerol Content Available from British Standards Institute (BSI), 389 Chiswick High Rd., London W4 4AL, U.K., http://www.bsi-global.com.
ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers)
ASTM D7637-10, Standard Test Method for Determination of Glycerin Assay by Titration (Sodium Meta Periodate), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top