Hydroxyl number in unsaturated polyester resin according to EN ISO 2554

The hydroxyl number indicates the amount of potassium hydroxide in milligrams required to neutralize the acetic acid taken up on acetylation of 1 g of an unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) containing free hydroxyl groups. In this Application Note the determination of the hydroxyl number by automated, potentiometric titration according to EN ISO 2554 using KOH in methanol as titrant is described.