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Significance and Use
5.1 The ultraviolet absorption of white mineral oils is used to determine their suitability for use in food, drug, and cosmetic applications.
5.2 The U.S. Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary specifications for mineral oil require the measurement of ultraviolet absorption.
1.1 This test method describes a procedure for the examination and evaluation of NF and USP grade white mineral oils.
1.2 This test method is not applicable to oils containing additives soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) that exhibit fluorescence or fluorescence quenching properties.
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 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 warning statements, see .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1840 Test Method for Naphthalene Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels by Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry
E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy
E275 Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometers
Other StandardU.S. Pharmacopeia USP XIII/National Formulary (NF XVIII) Available from The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), 12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852.
ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)
UNSPSC Code 15101500(Petroleum and distillates)
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ASTM D2269-10(2015), Standard Test Method for Evaluation of White Mineral Oils by Ultraviolet Absorption, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top