Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016
ASTM D5070-90(2014)

Standard Test Method for Synthetic Quaternary Ammonium Salts in Fabric Softeners by Potentiometric Titrations

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is used to determine the quaternary ammonium salts commonly found in fabric softeners. Quaternary ammonium compounds being the active ingredients in fabric softeners requires accurate determination to assess the cost and performance of such compounds.

Scope

1.1 This test method describes a potentiometric titration procedure for the determination of quaternary ammonium salts in fabric softeners. This test method is intended for the analysis of known quaternary ammonium salts such as the dialkyl dimethyl quaternary ammonium compound type and the diamidoamine based quaternary ammonium compound type.

1.2 The quaternary ammonium salts conform to the structures shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2.

1.3 The analytical procedure appears in the following order:

 

Section

Apparatus

 5

Reagents

 6

Preparation of standard reagents

 7

Standardization of hyamine solution

 9

Safety precautions

 8

Procedure for determination of dialkyl dimethyl quaternaries

10

Procedure for determination of diamidoamine based quaternaries

11


1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 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. See 6.4, 6.6, 6.7 and Section 8 for specific warning statements.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D12.12
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D5070-90R14
ICS Code: 71.060.50