ASTM-D2269 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of White Mineral Oils by Ultraviolet Absorption

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Standard Test Method for Evaluation of White Mineral Oils by Ultraviolet Absorption




1.1 This test method describes a procedure for the examination and evaluation of NF and USP grade white mineral oils.

1.2 This test method is not applicable to oils containing additives soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) that exhibit fluorescence or fluorescence quenching properties.

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

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. For specific warning statements, see 7.1.1 – 7.1.3.

Significance and Use

5.1 The ultraviolet absorption of white mineral oils is used to determine their suitability for use in food, drug, and cosmetic applications.

5.2 The U.S. Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary specifications for mineral oil require the measurement of ultraviolet absorption.


ultraviolet spectroscopy; white mineral oil;; ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

05.01 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (I): D56 - D3710)

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75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products Asphalts for building, see 91.100.50 Asphalts for road construction, see 93.080.20)

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2010 R15 EDITION



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Publication Date

June 1, 2015

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Test Method

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3 pages

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