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Active: ASTM D3366-18
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
ASTM D3366-95(2003)e1

Standard Test Method for Color of Maleic Anhydride and Phthalic Anhydride in the Molten State and After Heating (Platinum-Cobalt Scale) (Withdrawn 2012)

Significance and Use

The color of maleic anhydride and phthalic anhydride can be an indication of the purity of these materials. High colors normally indicate contamination.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the visual measurement of the color of maleic and phthalic anhydride melt before and after prolonged heating under specified conditions of time and temperature. Color values are expressed in terms of platinum-cobalt standards. This test method covers the range 0 to 100 color standard numbers.

1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard: for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded of "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.

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 specific hazard statements see Section 7.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D16.02
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3366-95R03E01
ICS Code: 71.080.50