ASTM D1720-96(2000)

    Standard Test Method for Dilution Ratio of Active Solvents in Cellulose Nitrate Solutions


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the volume ratio of hydrocarbon diluent to active solvent required to cause persistent heterogeneity (precipitation) in a solution of cellulose nitrate.

    1.2 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 6.

    1.3 For hazard information and guidance, see the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet.


    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

    D301 Test Methods for Soluble Cellulose Nitrate

    D841 Specification for Nitration Grade Toluene

    D4615 Specification for n-Butyl Acetate (All Grades)

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12191602(Active solvents); 12352200(Biochemicals)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1720-96R00

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1720-96(2000), Standard Test Method for Dilution Ratio of Active Solvents in Cellulose Nitrate Solutions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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