To check the carbon number distribution of petroleum derived waxes, AC Analytical Controls developed the AC Wax ASTM D 5442 application.
In one analysis the Wax application determines:
- Carbon number distribution from n-C17 through n-C44 using internal standardization
- Content of normal and unknown carbon matter (UCM) for each carbon number
- C45+ material
- Data on the carbon number distribution and the content of normal and unknown carbon matter is essential to evaluate petroleum wax quality.