ISO 1388-3:1981
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Ethanol for industrial use -- Methods of test -- Part 3: Estimation of content of carbonyl compounds present in small amounts -- Photometric method

This standard was last reviewed* in 2012.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.


The method is applicable to products having carbonyl compounds contents between 0.00025 % (m/m) and 0.01 % (m/m). The principle is based on reaction in acid medium of the carbonyl compounds in a test portion with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine. Formation of the corresponding 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazones which, after making the solution alkaline, take on a red coloration. Photometric measurement of this red coloration at a wavelength of about 445 nm. - International Standards ISO 1388/1 to 1388/12 cancel and replace ISO Recommendation R 1388-1970 of which they constitute a technical revision.


  • Document published on: 1981-12-01
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 71.080.60
    Status: Published Stage: 90.93 (2012-08-31)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 47 Number of Pages: 3
  • Revises: ISO/R 1388:1970

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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