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ASTM D7515-19(2023)

Standard Test Method for Purity of 1,3-Propanediol (Gas Chromatographic Method)

Standard Test Method for Purity of 1,3-Propanediol (Gas Chromatographic Method) D7515-19R23 ASTM|D7515-19R23|en-US Standard Test Method for Purity of 1,3-Propanediol (Gas Chromatographic Method) Standard new BOS Vol. 15.05 Committee D15
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Significance and Use

4.1 Knowledge of an approved method is required to establish whether the product meets the requirements of its specifications. The use of glycols in the reference sample is not intended to suggest the presence of glycol (EG, PG and DPG) impurities, but to demonstrate and quantify the separation of commonly used Engine Coolant glycols from PDO.


1.1 This test method describes the gas chromatographic determination of purity for 1,3-propanediol (PDO). This test method was originally developed to determine the purity of 1,3-propanediol used for the application as the freeze point depressant base fluid in formulated PDO engine coolants. Use of the method for purity of PDO for other applications may be viable.

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

1.2.1 Exception—Inch-pound units (psi) are used in Table 1, Pressure Program, Options A and B.

1.3 Review the current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for detailed information concerning toxicity, first aid procedures, and safety precautions.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.05
Developed by Subcommittee: D15.04
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.1520/D7515-19R23
ICS Code: 71.040.50