Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D1492-07

Standard Test Method for Bromine Index of Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Coulometric Titration

Significance and Use

This test method is useful for setting specification, for use as an internal quality control tool, and for use in development or research work on industrial aromatic hydrocarbons and related materials. This test method gives a broad indication of olefinic content. It will not differentiate between the types of aliphatic unsaturation.

FIG. 1 Automatic Amperometric-Coulometric Titrator Circuit


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of bromine-reactive material in aromatic hydrocarbons. It is usually applied to materials having bromine indexes below 500. Note 1Other test methods for determining bromine-reactive material are Test Methods D 1159, D 1491, D 2710, and D 5776.


1.2 This test method has been found applicable to aromatic hydrocarbons containing no more than trace amounts of olefins and that are substantially free from material lighter than isobutane and have a distillation end point under 288C.

1.3 The following applies to all specified limits in this test method: For purposes of determining conformance with this test method, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off "to the nearest unit" in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E 29.

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. For a specific hazard statement see Section 8.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D16.04
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D1492-07
ICS Code: 71.080.15