ASTM-D1570 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Chemical Analysis of Fatty Alkyl Sulfates

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Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Chemical Analysis of Fatty Alkyl Sulfates



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1.1 These test methods cover the sampling and chemical analysis of paste, powder, or liquid detergent fatty alkyl sulfates.

1.2 The procedures for sampling and analysis appear in the following order:

Sections Sampling: Powders and Flakes Packed in Cans or Cartons 4 Powders and Flakes in Bulk 5 Liquids 6 Pastes 7 Preparation of Sample 8 Moisture by the Distillation Test Method 11 to 14 pH 15 Alkalinity 16 to 19 Alcohol-Soluble Matter 20 to 22 Alcohol-Insoluble Matter 23 to 24 Unsulfated Material 25 to 28 Combined Alcohols 29 to 32 Ester SO3: Method A. Titration Test Method 36 to 37 Ester SO3: Method B. Gravimetric Test Method 38 to 39 Sodium Sulfate 40 to 43 Chlorides Calculated as Sodium Chloride (NaCl) 44 to 47

1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Material Safety Data Sheets are available for reagents and materials. Review them for hazards prior to usage.


Acidity, alkalinity, pH-detergent materials; Alcohol content; Alcohol-insoluble matter content; Alcohol-soluble matter content; Chemical analysis-detergent materials; Chloride content-cleaning agents/detergents; Detergent materials/systems; Distillation; Esters; Fatty alkyl sulfates; Moisture analysis-detergent materials; Sodium sulfate content; Sulfate content-cleaning materials; Unsulfated matter content; fatty alkyl sulfates-sampling/chemical analysis, test

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.04 (Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings)

To find similar documents by classification:

71.100.40 (Surface active agents)

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1995 R23 EDITION



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Publication Date

Aug. 1, 2023

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Test Method

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10 pages

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