Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D3133-01(2005)

Standard Test Method for Quantitative Determination of Cellulose Nitrate in Alkyd Modified Lacquers by Infrared Spectrophotometry (Withdrawn 2008)

Significance and Use

Coating compositions based on a mixture of synthetic resins and cellulose nitrate dissolved in organic solvents are quantitatively analyzed for the cellulosic derivative without isolating it. The test method is applicable to lacquers for which the grade of nitrocellulose is known and available. Other cellulosics, alkyd resins, many vinyl resins, and solvents do not interfere. Components, such as acrylic resins and some vinyl polymers, that absorb infrared near 11.8 μm (848 cm1) interfere with the determination. High boiling ester solvents, in particular methyl cellosolve acetate, may also interfere with the determination if not removed in the evaporation procedure (see 8.3).


1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of the content of cellulose nitrate (also known as nitrocellulose) in lacquers containing alkyd resins.

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

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. For a specific hazard statement, see 7.1.1.

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