ASTM D8031 - 16

    Standard Test Method for Acid Number of Terephthalic Acid (TA) by Automatic Potentiometric Titration

    Active Standard ASTM D8031 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 An estimate of TA purity can be determined by titrating with KOH. As an index of TA purity, the acid number can be used as a guide in the quality control of TA production.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of acid number in terephthalic acid (TA) by automatic potentiometric titration. As the index of TA purity, acid number is usually within 674 to 676 mg KOH/g.

    1.2 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    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.


    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

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4790 Terminology of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.40 (Organic acids)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352106(Organic acids or its substitutes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8031-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8031-16, Standard Test Method for Acid Number of Terephthalic Acid (TA) by Automatic Potentiometric Titration, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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