Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017
ASTM D1618-99(2011)

Standard Test Method for Carbon Black ExtractablesTransmittance of Toluene Extract

Significance and Use

The toluene discoloration value provides an estimate of toluene-soluble discoloring residues present on the carbon black.


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the degree of toluene discoloration by carbon black extractables and is useful in controlling the reaction processes for production of carbon black. This test method may not be applicable to carbon blacks with high extractables.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D24.31
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D1618-99R11
ICS Code: 83.040.20