ASTM D914 - 12(2019)

    Standard Test Methods for Ethylcellulose

    Active Standard ASTM D914 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.36

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The results of this test are used for calculating the total solids in the sample and, by common usage, all materials volatile at this test temperature are designated as moisture.

    5.2 Moisture analysis (along with sulfated ash) is used to calculate the amount of active polymer in the material and shall be considered when determining the amount of ethylcellulose in various functions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the testing of ethylcellulose.

    1.2 The test procedures appear in the following order:




    4 to 6

      Sulfated Ash

    7 to 11

      Chlorides (as Sodium Chloride)

    12 to 16

      Ethoxyl Content

    20 to 24


    25 to 39

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

    1.4 Warning—Mercury has been designated by EPA and many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury-containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPA’s website ( for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury or mercury-containing products, or both, in your state may be prohibited by state law.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D362 Specification for Industrial Grade Toluene

    D446 Specifications and Operating Instructions for Glass Capillary Kinematic Viscometers

    D841 Specification for Nitration Grade Toluene

    D4794 Test Method for Determination of Ethoxyl or Hydroxyethoxyl Substitution in Cellulose Ether Products by Gas Chromatography

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.040 (Pulps)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352200(Biochemicals)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D0914-12R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D914-12(2019), Standard Test Methods for Ethylcellulose, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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