ASTM D3606 / D5599 – Benzene and Toluene, and Oxygenates in Gasoline

Analyzer Description

1-valve, 2-column (capillary), methanizer, FID, and oxygenate flame ionization detector (O-FID)
Sample type:
Finished gasoline
Components separated:
ASTM D3606: benzene and toluene
ASTM D5599: water, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, tert-butanol, n-peropanol, MTBE, sec-butanol, DIPE, isobutanol, ETBE, tert-pentanol, 1,2-dimethoxyethane, n-butanol, TAME
Concentration range:
ASTM D3606: 0.1 to 5 vol% for benzene, 2 to 20 vol% for toluene
ASTM D5599: Oxygenated components from 0.1 to 20 mass%
Methods met:
ASTM D3606, D5599, EN 1601, Wasson-ECE 369

Typical Chromatogram

D3606 Chromatogram
D5599 Chromatogram

Key Features and Benefits

  • Oxygen specific detector eliminates all hydrocarbon interferences
  • Linear response over four orders of magnitude
  • Easily replaced cracking reactor and methanizer, limiting downtime
  • ASTM D3606 may be modified for the presence of ethanol

OFID Literature (PDF)