Active Standard ASTM D1065 Developed by Subcommittee: D01.34
Book of Standards Volume: 06.03
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Significance and Use
3.1 This test method is designed to broaden the scope of the previous edition of the test method by the inclusion of tall oil and tall oil derived from products as test materials. Test Methods currently includes a method for the determination of unsaponifiable matter.
3.2 The amount of unsaponifiable matter in tall oil and other related products is important in characterizing such products as it indicates the level of nonacidic material, both free and combined, present in the test material. The unsaponifiable in naval stores products is primarily composed of higher molecular weight alcohols, sterols, and hydrocarbons.