Bromine index of petroleum-based hydrocarbons – Environmentally beneficial determination based on ASTM D2710 and IP 299

The bromine index is an important parameter for the determination of aliphatic C=C double bonds in petroleum hydrocarbons. For the titration, a solvent mixture of glacial acetic acid, methanol, and dichloromethane is usually used.

 

In this Application Note, the chlorinated solvent in the solvent mixture was replaced with toluene, resulting in a more environmentally beneficial method in comparison to ASTM D2710 and IP 299.