ASTM E1178 - 08

    Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Acrylonitrile

    Active Standard ASTM E1178 | Developed by Subcommittee: E15.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods provide for the determination of color and various impurities in acrylonitrile. Color and impurity levels are important factors in many uses of acrylonitrile.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the analysis of acrylonitrile.

    1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:

    Sections
    Color7 to 9
    Hydrogen Cyanide10 to 18
    p-Methoxyphenol19 to 28
    Water29 to 32

    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 Review the current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for detailed information concerning toxicity, first aid procedures, and safety precautions.

    1.5 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. See Section 5 for specific hazards statements.

    10.1 This test method covers the determination of HCN over the concentration of 0.5 to 10 μg/g in acrylonitrile.

    19.1 This test method covers the determination of p-methoxyphenol (MEHQ) in acrylonitrile. MEHQ is added to acrylonitrile to prevent polymerization during storage and shipment.

    29.1 This test method covers the determination of water in the concentration of 0.05 to 3.0 mass (m/m) percent in product acrylonitrile.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)

    E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

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

    E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis

    E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.30 (Organic nitrogen compounds)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352100(Organic derivatives and substituted compounds)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1178-08

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