ASTM D4660 - 18

    Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of the Isomer Content of Toluenediisocyanate

    Active Standard ASTM D4660 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 These test methods are suitable for research or for quality control to determine the isomer content of toluene diisocyanates.

    5.2 The isomer content of a toluene diisocyanate relates to its reactivity.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods measure the amount of toluene-2,6-diisocyanate (2,6-TDI) isomer or toluene–2,4–diisocyanate (2,4-TDI) isomer in mixtures of the 2,4- and 2,6-isomers of toluenediisocyanate (TDI). Two different test methods are provided to give accurate results over the broad range of isomer concentrations possible.

    1.1.1 Test Method A—Applicable to TDI samples containing 5 to 95 % of 2,6-TDI isomer (5 to 95 % 2,4-TDI isomer).

    1.1.2 Test Method B—Applicable to TDI samples containing 0 to 5 % of 2,6-TDI isomer (95 to 100 % 2,4-TDI isomer).

    Note 1: These test methods are equivalent to ISO 15064.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

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

    ISO Standard

    ISO15064


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.30 (Auxiliary materials and additives for plastics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352118(Cyanates or isocyanates or thiocyantes or isothiocyanates)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4660-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4660-18, Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of the Isomer Content of Toluenediisocyanate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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