Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D4026-87(2002)e1

Standard Test Method for Rubber Latex-Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer-Determination of Residual Styrene


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the residual styrene content of styrene butadiene (SBR) latex. This test method is based upon direct injection of a diluted latex into a gas chromatograph. The amount of residual styrene is calculated using an internal standard technique.

1.2 The range of residual styrene covered is approximately 100 to 3000 mg/kg (ppm) with a lower detection limit of approximately 50 mg/kg (ppm).

1.3 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. (For specific safety statements, see Section 8.)

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.11
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D4026-87R02E01
ICS Code: 83.040.10; 83.060