Applicable to products having a content, expressed as N, equal to or more than 0.2 mg/kg. Consists in oxidation of nitrous nitrogen to nitric nitrogen by potassium permanganate and reaction of nitrogen(V) with 3,4-xylenol under specified conditions to form a nitrate derivative. Subsequent destillation of the nitrate derivative and absorption in sodium hydroxide solution. Spectrophotometric measurement of the yellow nitrophenol at a wavelength of about 435 nm.
ISO 3709:1976Stage: 95.99
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