ISO 673:1981 Preview
Soaps -- Determination of content of ethanol-insoluble matter
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2016. Therefore this version remains current.
The soap is dissolved in ethanol, filtrated and the undissolved residue is weighed. The constituents not dissolved correspond to the additives and foreign matter, of low solubility or insolubility in 95 % (V/V) ethanol, added to soaps and also to substances in all soap formulations, such as alkali carbonates and chlorides, borates, perborates, suphates, silicates, phosphates etc. It also may consist of organic substances like starches, dextrins, caseins, sugars, cellulose derivatives, alginates, etc.
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