Standard Historical Last Updated: Jan 30, 2015
ASTM E1277-08

Standard Test Method for Chemical Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry

Significance and Use

This test method for the chemical analysis of metals and alloys is primarily intended to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all those who use this test method will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory.


1.1 This test method covers the chemical analysis of zinc alloys having chemical compositions within the following limits:

ElementConcentration Range, %
Aluminum 3.08.0
Antimony 0.002 max
Cadmium 0.025 max
Cerium 0.030.10
Copper 0.10 max
Iron 0.10 max
Lanthanum 0.030.10
Lead 0.026 max
Magnesium 0.05 max
Silicon 0.015 max
Tin 0.002 max
Titanium 0.02 max
Zirconium 0.02 max

1.2 Included are procedures for elements in the following concentration ranges:

ElementConcentration Range, %
Aluminum 3.08.0
Cadmium 0.00160.025
Cerium 0.0050.10
Iron 0.00150.10
Lanthanum 0.0090.10
Lead 0.0020.026

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. Specific safety hazards statements are given in Section 8, 12.2, and 14.1.

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Book of Standards Volume: 03.05
Developed by Subcommittee: E01.05
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/E1277-08
ICS Code: 77.040.30