Determination of bromine index of aromatic hydrocarbons according to ASTM D5776 and SH/T 1767

The bromine index is an important quality control parameter for the determination of aliphatic C=C double bonds in aromatic hydrocarbons and is thus a measure for the presence of aliphatic unsaturation in these materials. In situ generated bromine reacts with the aliphatic double bonds. When the titration is finished an excess of free bromine causes a sudden change in the measured potential thus indicating the equivalence point.