Standard Active Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017
ASTM D4711-89(2017)

Standard Test Method for Sulfonic and Sulfuric Acids in Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acids

Significance and Use

4.1 Alkylbenzene sulfonic acids are important intermediates in the synthetic detergent industry and are defined under “alkyl benzene sulfonate” in Terminology D459. This test method is suitable for the rapid monitoring of the sulfonic and sulfuric acid levels, both of which have a vital bearing on final product performance and appearance.


1.1 This test method is applicable to the determination of sulfonic and sulfuric acids in branched and linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acids used as intermediates in synthetic detergents.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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. Material Safety Data Sheets are available for reagents and materials. Review them for hazards prior to usage.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D12.12
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4711-89R17
ICS Code: 71.080.40