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    ASTM D6188-97(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Cellulose by Cuprammonium Ball Fall (Withdrawn 2017)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D6188-97(2008) | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.36

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, this test method was withdrawn in January 2017 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the procedure for estimating the molecular weight of cellulose by determining the viscosity of cuprammonium (CuAm) solutions of cellulosic materials, such as wood pulp, cotton, and cotton linters. This test method is suitable for rapid, routine testing of large numbers of samples with high accuracy and precision. This test method updates and extends the procedure reported by the American Chemical Society (ACS) .

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

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1695 Terminology of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives

    E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus

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    DOI: 10.1520/D6188-97R08

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6188-97(2008), Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Cellulose by Cuprammonium Ball Fall (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008,

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