ASTM D2363 - 79(2019)

    Standard Test Methods for Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

    Active Standard ASTM D2363 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.36

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    These test methods cover the testing of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. The test methods are as follows: moisture; ash; chlorides; alkalinity; iron; heavy metals; methoxyl content; hydroxyproproxyl content; viscosity; pH; solids; and density.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the testing of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

    1.2 The test procedures appear in the following order:





    4 to 6

    Ash (as Sulfate)

    7 to 10

    Chlorides (as NaCl)

    11 to 14

    Alkalinity (as Na2CO3)

    15 to 18


    19 to 24

    Heavy Metals

    25 to 29

    Methoxyl Content

    30 to 35

    Hydroxypropoxyl Content

    36 to 41


    42 to 46




    48 to 51


    52 to 56

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific hazard statement, see 33.5.1.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    D96 Test Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by Centrifuge Method (Field Procedure)

    E70 Test Method for pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.040 (Pulps)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352200(Biochemicals)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D2363-79R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2363-79(2019), Standard Test Methods for Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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