This International Standard specifies the methods to be used to determine the content of 5-ethylidenenorbornene (ENB) or dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) in ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM) terpolymers in the 0,1 % to 15 % range.
ENB and DCPD are dienes introduced into ethylene-propylene rubbers to generate specific cure properties. Since high precision for diene content determination is important, a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FT-IR) method is utilized.
NOTE The procedures for % ENB content and % DCPD content differ only in the location in the infrared (IR) peak being quantified.
Status : WithdrawnPublication date : 2002-03
Edition : 1Number of pages : 13
Technical Committee:Testing and analysis