ASTM E2160 determines the exothermic heat of reaction of thermally reactive chemicals or chemical mixtures, using milligram specimen sizes, by differential scanning calorimetry. Such reactive materials may include thermally unstable or thermoset materials. This test method also determines the extrapolated onset temperature and peak heat flow temperature for the exothermic reaction. This test method may be performed on solids, liquids, or slurries. ASTM E2160 may be used in research, process control, quality assurance, and specification acceptance.
KeywordsDifferential Scanning Calorimetry - Heat of Reactions - Thermal Analysis - Thermal and Thermodynamic Properties - Thermosetting Plastics
ICS CODEICS Number Code 71.040.40 (Chemical analysis)
UNSPSC CODEUNSPSC Code 13101900 (Thermoset plastics)
ASTM E2160-04(2018), Standard Test Method for Heat of Reaction of Thermally Reactive Materials by Differential Scanning Calorimetry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org