Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 06, 2012
ASTM D126-87(2006)

Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Yellow, Orange, and Green Pigments Containing Lead Chromate and Chromium Oxide Green

Significance and Use

These test methods are for analysis designed as an aid in quality of yellow, orange, and green pigments containing lead chromate and chromium oxide green. Some sections may be applicable to analysis of these pigments when extracted from whole paints.


1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of yellow, orange, and green pigments containing lead chromate and chromium oxide green.

1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:

Chrome Yellow, Chrome Orange, and MolybdateO range
Organic Colors and Lakes7
Moisture and Other Volatile Matter8
Matter Soluble in Water9
Lead Chromate10 and 11
Total Lead12
Sulfate13 and 14
Carbon Dioxide15
Molybdenum16 and 17
Calculation of Substances Other than Insoluble Lead Compounds23 and 24
Pure Chrome Green and Reduced Chrome G reen
Organic Colors and Lakes25
Moisture and Other Volatile Matter26
Matter Soluble in Water27
Iron Blue28
Lead Chromate29 and 30
Barium Sulfate and Insoluble Siliceous Material31
Total Lead32
Calcium Oxide Soluble in Acid34 and 35
Calculation of Insoluble Lead Com-pounds37
Chromium Oxide Green
Organic Colors and Lakes38
Moisture and Other Volatile Matter39
Matter Soluble in Water40
Total Chromium as Chromium Oxide41

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 problems, 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Note 3.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D0126-87R06
ICS Code: 87.060.10