This test method is a measure of the solubility of polymer-modified asphalt in toluene. The portion that is soluble in toluene represents the active cementing constituents. Additional tests to characterize the insoluble residue may be conducted. Such tests might include infrared spectroscopy, microscopy, ash content, and so forth.
1.1 This test method covers determination of the degree of solubility of asphalt binders in toluene using centrifugal separation. The method is an alternative to Test Method D 2042, and may be preferable to Test Method D 2042 when testing modified asphalt binders.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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