ASTM Petrochemical Method Chromatography Product Guide

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Method #

Method Title

Restek® Column(s)

Restek® Reference
Standard(s)

(High-Temperature) Simulated Distillation (SimDist)

D2887

Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography (C5–C44)

MXT®-2887, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
10 m x 0.53 mm x 2.65 µm
- cat.# 70199

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
10 m x 0.53 mm x 2.65 µm
- cat.# 70132

ASTM D2887-12 Calibration Standards
- cat.# 31674
- cat.# 31675

Polywax® Standards
- cat.# 36224–36227

D2887 Calibration Mix
- cat.# 31222

D7213

Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Distillates in the Boiling Range from 100 to 615 °C by Gas Chromatography (C5–C60)

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.10 µm
- cat.# 70112

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.20 µm
- cat.# 70115

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.88 µm
- cat.# 70131

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D6352

Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Distillates in Boiling Range from 174 to 700 °C by Gas Chromatography (C10–C90)

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.10 µm
- cat.# 70112

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.20 µm
- cat.# 70115

Polywax® Standards
- cat.# 36224–36227

D7398

Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) in the Boiling Range from 100 to
615 °C by Gas Chromatography

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.88 µm
- cat.# 70131

Polywax® Standards
- cat.# 36224–36227

D7500

Standard Test Method for Determination of Boiling Range Distribution of Distillates and Lubricating Base Oils in Boiling Range from 100 to 735 °C by Gas Chromatography (C7–C110)

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.10 µm
- cat.# 70112

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.20 µm
- cat.# 70115

Polywax® Standards
- cat.# 36224–36227

D7169

Standard Test Method for Boiling Point Distribution of Samples With Residues Such as Crude Oils and Atmospheric and Vacuum Residues by High-Temperature Gas Chromatography

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.10 µm
- cat.# 70112

or

MXT®-1HT SimDist, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
5 m x 0.53 mm x 0.20 µm
- cat.# 70115

Polywax® Standards
- cat.# 36224–36227

D7096

(replaces D3710)

Standard Test Method for Determination of the Boiling Range Distribution of Gasoline by Wide-Bore Capillary Gas Chromatography

MXT®-1, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
15 m x 0.53 mm x 5.00 µm
- cat.# 70177

or

MXT®-1, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
30 m x 0.53 mm x 5.00 µm
- cat.# 70179

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Method #

Method Title

Restek® Column(s)

Restek® Reference
Standard(s)

Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis (DHA)

D5134

Standard Test Method for Detailed Analysis of Petroleum Naphthas through n-Nonane by Capillary Gas Chromatography

Rtx®-DHA-50
50 m x 0.20 mm x 0.50 µm
- cat.# 10147

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D6729

Standard Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100-Meter Capillary High-Resolution Gas Chromatography

Rtx®-DHA-100
100 m x 0.25 mm x 0.50 µm
- cat.# 10148

DHA Standards
- cat.# 33034
- cat.# 30725–30731

D6730

Standard Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100–Meter Capillary (with pre-column) High-Resolution Gas Chromatography

Rtx®-DHA-100
100 m x 0.25 mm x 0.50 µm
- cat.# 10148

and

Rtx®-5 DHA Tuning
5 m x 0.25 mm x 1.00 µm
- cat.# 10165

DHA Standards
- cat.# 33034
- cat.# 30725–30731

D6733

Standard Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 50-Meter Capillary High-Resolution Gas Chromatography

Rtx®-DHA-50
50 m x 0.20 mm x 0.50 µm
- cat.# 10147

DHA Standards
- cat.# 33034
- cat.# 30725–30731

D5501

Standard Test Method for Determination of Ethanol Content of Denatured Fuel Ethanol by Gas Chromatography

Rtx®-DHA-150
150 m x 0.25 mm x 1.00 µm
- cat.# 10149

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Finished Gasoline

D3606

Standard Test Method for Determination of Benzene and Toluene in Finished Motor and Aviation Gasoline by Gas Chromatography

D3606 Application 2-Column Set
- cat.# 83606—

Specified in the D3606 method addendum - includes:

- Rtx®-1
6' (1.8 m), 1/8" OD, 2.0 mm ID

and

- proprietary packing
16' (4.9 m), 1/8" OD, 2.0 mm ID

D3606 Standards
- cat.# 30647–30674

D4815

Standard Test Method for Determination of MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol, and C1 to C4 Alcohols in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography (Oxygenates)

Micropacked with 20% TCEP on 80/100 Chromosorb PAW
0.56 m x 0.75 mm ID x 1/16" OD
- cat.# 19040

and

Rtx®-1
30 m x 0.53 mm x 3.00 µm
- cat.# 10185

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D5580

Standard Test Method for Determination of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, p/m-Xylene, o-Xylene, C9 and Heavier Aromatics, and Total Aromatics in Finished Gasoline by Gas Chromatography

Micropacked with 20% TCEP on 80/100 Chromosorb PAW
0.56 m x 0.75 mm ID x 1/16" OD
- cat.# 19040

and

Rtx®-1
30 m x 0.53 mm x 5.00 µm
- cat.# 10179

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Method #

Method Title

Restek® Column(s)

Restek® Reference
Standard(s)

Biodiesel

D6584

Test Method for Determination of Free and Total Glycerin in B-100 Biodiesel Methyl Esters by Gas Chromatography

MXT®-Biodiesel TG
14 m x 0.53 mm x 0.16 µm
with 2 m Integra-Gap®
- cat.# 70289

or

MXT®-Biodiesel TG, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
10 m x 0.32 mm x 0.10 µm
with 2 m x 0.53 mm retention gap
- cat.# 70290

or

Rtx®-Biodiesel TG
10 m x 0.32 mm x 0.10 µm
with 2 m x 0.53 mm retention gap
- cat.# 10291

Biodiesel Standards
- cat.# 31880
- cat.# 33020–33026
- cat.# 33032–33033

Natural Gas

D1945

Standard Test Method for Analysis of Natural Gas by Gas Chromatography

MXT®-Msieve 5A, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
30 m x 0.53 mm x 50 µm
- cat.# 79723-273

and

MXT®-Q-BOND, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
30 m x 0.53 mm x 20 µm
- cat.# 79716-273

Natural Gas Standards
- cat.# 34438–34440

Refinery Gas

D2163

Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbons in Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases and Propane/Propene Mixtures by Gas Chromatography

Rt®-Alumina BOND/Na2SO4
50 m x 0.53 mm x 10 µm
- cat.# 19756

Refinery Gas Standards
- cat.# 34441–34443

D1946

(UOP 539)

Standard Practice for Analysis of Reformed Gas by Gas Chromatography

2abc Refinery Gas Packed Column Set
- cat.# 88000-875

or

MXT®-Msieve 5A, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
30 m x 0.53 mm x 50 µm
- cat.# 79723-273

and

MXT®-Q-BOND, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
30 m x 0.53 mm x 20 µm
- cat.# 79716

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Impurities

D2593

Standard Test Method for Butadiene Purity and Hydrocarbon Impurities by Gas Chromatography

Rt®-Alumina BOND/MAPD
50 m x 0.53 mm x 10 µm
- cat.# 19778

Refinery Gas Standard #5
- cat.# 34443

D2712

Standard Test Method for Hydrocarbon Traces in Propylene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography

Rt®-Alumina BOND/Na2SO4
50 m x 0.53 mm x 10 µm
- cat.# 19756

Refinery Gas Standard #5
- cat.# 34443

D6159

Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbon Impurities in Ethylene by Gas Chromatography

Rt®-Alumina BOND/KCl
50 m x 0.53 mm x 10 µm
- cat.# 19760

and

Rtx®-1
30 m x 0.53 mm x 5.00 µm
- cat.# 10179

Refinery Gas Standard #5
- cat.# 34443

Sulfur

D6228

Standard Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Compounds in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels by Gas Chromatography and Flame Photometric Detection

Rtx®-1
60 m x 0.53 mm x 7.00 µm
- cat.# 10193

or

MXT-®-1, Siltek®-treated stainless steel
60 m x 0.53 mm x 7.00 µm
- cat.# 70193

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D5623

Standard Test Method for Sulfur Compounds in Light Petroleum Liquids by Gas Chromatography and Sulfur Selective Detection

Rtx®-1
30 m x 0.32 mm x 4.00 µm
- cat.# 10198

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