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Standard Test Method for Butadiene Purity and Hydrocarbon Impurities by Gas Chromatography

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Standard Test Method for Butadiene Purity and Hydrocarbon Impurities by Gas Chromatography


1.1 This test method covers the determination of butadiene-1,3 purity and impurities such as propane, propylene, isobutane, n-butane, butene-1, isobutylene, propadiene, trans-butene-2, cis-butene-2, butadiene-1,2, pentadiene-1,4, and, methyl, dimethyl, ethyl, and vinyl acetylene in polymerization grade butadiene by gas chromatography. Impurities including butadiene dimer, carbonyls, inhibitor, and residue are measured by appropriate ASTM procedures and the results used to normalize the component distribution obtained by chromatography.

Note 1—Other impurities present in commercial butadiene must be calibrated and analyzed. Other impurities were not tested in the cooperative work on this test method.

Note 2—This test method can be used to check for pentadiene-1,4 and other C5s instead of Test Method D1088.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 6.1 and 9.3

Significance and Use

The trace hydrocarbon compounds listed can have an effect in the commercial use of butadiene. This test method is suitable for use in process quality control and in setting specifications.


butadiene; gas chromatography; ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

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Modification Type

Reapproval with Ed Change

Publication Date

Oct. 31, 1986

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

10 pages

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