ASTM International - ASTM D3760-13
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Isopropylbenzene (Cumene) by Gas Chromatography
|Publication Date:||1 June 2013|
|ICS Code (Aliphatic hydrocarbons):||71.080.10|
significance And Use:
4.1 This test method is suitable for setting specifications on the materials referenced in 1.2 and for use as an internal quality control tool where isopropylbenzene is produced or is used in a... View More
4.1 This test method is suitable for setting specifications on the materials referenced in 1.2 and for use as an internal quality control tool where isopropylbenzene is produced or is used in a manufacturing process. It may also be used in development or research work involving isopropylbenzene.
4.2 This test method is useful in determining the purity of isopropylbenzene with normal impurities present including diisopropylbenzenes.
4.3 Cumene hydroperoxide, if present, will yield decomposition products that will elute in the chromatogram thereby giving incorrect results.
4.4 The nonaromatic hydrocarbons commonly present from the isopropylbenzene manufacturing process will interfere with the determination of benzene when Column A in Table 1 is used.
4.5 The internal standard must be sufficiently resolved from any impurity and the isopropylbenzene peak.View Less
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the purity of isopropylbenzene (cumene) by gas chromatography.
1.2 This test method has been found applicable to the measurement of impurities such as nonaromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, ethylbenzene, t-butylbenzene, n-propylbenzene, alpha-methylstyrene,
1.3 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method to applicable specifications, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.
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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.