ISO 3793:1976
ISO 3793:1976


The method consists in acetylating the hydroxyl groups containing compounds with a mixture of acetic anhydride and pyridine. The excess of acetic anhydride is hydrolized and the acetic acid formed is titrated with a potassium hydroxide solution. Primary and secondary alcoholes are acetylated completely by this method. Phenols, anthranilates and aldehydes are acetylated either completely or partially. Tertiary alcohols are acetylated only in a negligible extent.

General information 

  •  :  Withdrawn
     : 1976-08
  •  : 1
     : 2
  •  : ISO/TC 54 Essential oils
  •  :
    71.100.60 Essential oils

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