ASTM D49 - 83(2020)

    Standard Test Methods of Chemical Analysis of Red Lead

    Active Standard ASTM D49 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of red lead having the approximate formula Pb3O4 (probably PbO2·2PbO). The pigment sample shall be ground to fine powder (if lumpy or not finely ground) and shall be thoroughly mixed before taking portions for analysis. Reagent grade chemicals shall be used in all tests. The methods of determining moisture, organic coloring matter, and total lead and insoluble matter contents are given. The solutions required for the chemical analysis of lead peroxide (lead dioxide) and true red lead (tetra lead oxide) includes red lead solution, sodium thiosulfate solution, and starch solution. The formula for calculating the contents of lead peroxide and true red lead, and the procedures for determining the amounts of zinc, matter soluble in water, total silica, carbon dioxide, soluble sulfates, and iron oxide are detailed.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of red lead having the approximate formula Pb3O4 (probably PbO2·2PbO).

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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

    D50 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Yellow, Orange, Red, and Brown Pigments Containing Iron and Manganese

    D215 Practice for the Chemical Analysis of White Linseed Oil Paints

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments

    D1301 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of White Lead Pigments

    D1959 Test Method for Iodine Value of Drying Oils and Fatty Acids

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352303(Inorganic oxides); 31211604(Paint extenders)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0049-83R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D49-83(2020), Standard Test Methods of Chemical Analysis of Red Lead, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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