Standard Historical Last Updated: Nov 28, 2012
ASTM D5507-99(2008)e1

Standard Test Method for Determination of Trace Organic Impurities in Monomer Grade Vinyl Chloride by Capillary Column/Multidimensional Gas Chromatography

Significance and Use

The multidimensional approach permits all of the trace impurities to be well separated from the main vinyl chloride peak, thereby improving quantitative accuracy over established packed column methods.

The minimum detection limit (MDL) for all components of interest has been shown to be well below 500 ppb for this test method.


1.1 This is a general-purpose capillary-based test method for the determination of trace level impurities in high-purity vinyl chloride. This test method uses serially coupled capillary PLOT columns in conjunction with the multidimensional techniques of column switching and cryogenic trapping to permit the complete separation of the 11 key vinyl chloride impurities in a single 25-min run.

Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

1.2 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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 8.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.70
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D5507-99R08E01
ICS Code: 83.080.20