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108.3 - Sulfur, Mercury, and Chlorine in Fuels (liquid and solid forms)

This table is provided in 10 parts to facilitate viewing and printing of data.

108.3(1) - Crude Oil
108.3(2) - Gasoline
108.3(3) - Middle Distillates
108.3(4) - Biodiesel B100
108.3(5) - Di-n-Butyl Sulfide
108.3(6) - Residual Fuel Oil
108.3(7) - Petroleum Coke
108.3(8) - Subbituminous Coal
108.3(9) - Bituminous Coal
108.3(10) - Metallurgical Coke

These materials are intended for analysis of sulfur, mercury, and chlorine in fossil fuels. For further information see:

SP 260-84, Sampling, Materials Handling, Processing, and Packaging of NBS Sulfur in Coal
Standard Reference Materials

SP 260-167, A Method for the Preparation of NIST Traceable Fossil Fuel Standards with Concentrations Intermediate to SRM Values or DVD 2010 Edition-Fossil Fuel SRM Blending (see webpage for additional information)

Determination of Sulfur in Biodiesel and Petroleum Diesel by X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Using the Gravimetric Standard Addition

Gravimetric Standard Additions Methods (gSAM)

See other related links:
Table 106.3 Mercury in Activated Carbon
Table 108.1 Alcohols and Ethers [Oxygenates] in Gasoline
Table 108.2 Metal Constituents in Fossil Fuels (liquid forms)
Table 108.6 Fossil Fuel Trace   Elements (solid forms)
Table 114.2 Lubricating Base Oils

PLEASE NOTE: The tables are presented to facilitate comparisons among a family of materials to help customers select the best SRM for their needs. For specific values and uncertainties, the certificate is the only official source.


- Certified values are normal font
- Reference values are italicized
- Values in parentheses are for information only


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  SRM Description Unit of Issue    
Detail Certificate MSDS 1616b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Kerosene (Low Level) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1617b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Kerosine (High Level) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1619b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (0.7%) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1622e
Now Selling
Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 2 %) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1623d
Now Selling
Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.2 %) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1624d
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.4 %) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 1635a
Now Selling
Trace Elements in Coal (Subbitumimous) 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2294
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 11% MTBE) 2 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2295
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (nominal 15% MTBE) 2 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2296
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 13 % ETBE) 2 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2297
Out of Stock
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 10% Ethanol) 2 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2298
Now Selling
Sulfur in Gasoline (High Octane) 5 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2299
Now Selling
Sulfur in Gasoline (Reformulated) 5 x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2682c
Now Selling
Subbituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.5 % Sulfur) 1 bottle x 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2683c
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 2 % Sulfur)
50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2684c
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 3 % Sulfur)
50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2685c
Out of Stock
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 5 % Sulfur) 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2693
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.5 % Sulfur)
50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2716
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Gasoline (<1 mg/kg) 5 ampoules x 20 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2717a
Now Selling
Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 3%) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2718a
Now Selling
Green Petroleum Coke 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2719
Out of Stock
Calcined Petroleum Coke 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2720
Now Selling
Sulfur in Di-n-Butyl Sulfide 5 x 4.5 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2721
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Crude Oil (Light -Sour) 5 x 10 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2722
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Crude Oil (Heavy-Sweet) 5 x 10 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2723b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 10 mg/kg) 100 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2770
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 40 mg/kg) 10 x 10 mL  
Detail Certificate MSDS Data Files 2771
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Blend Stock 100 mL  
Detail MSDS 2773
Out of Stock
B100 Biodiesel (Animal-Based) 5 ampoules x 10 mL each  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2775
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Foundry Coke 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2776
Now Selling
Sulfur in Furnace Coke 50 g  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2778
Now Selling
Mercury in Crude Oil 5 x 10 mL  


108.3(1) - Crude Oil


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Mercury in ug/kg
Sulfur in %
Water in mg/kg
Detail Certificate MSDS 2721
Now Selling
Crude Oil (Light -Sour) 5 x 10 mL   0.0417 1.5832 134
Detail Certificate MSDS 2722
Now Selling
Crude Oil (Heavy-Sweet) 5 x 10 mL   0.1292 0.21037 99
Detail Certificate MSDS 2778
Now Selling
Mercury in Crude Oil 5 x 10 mL   39.98    



108.3(2) - Gasoline


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Sulfur in mg/kg
Detail Certificate MSDS 2294
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 11% MTBE) 2 x 20 mL   40.9
Detail Certificate MSDS 2295
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (nominal 15% MTBE) 2 x 20 mL   308
Detail Certificate MSDS 2296
Now Selling
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 13 % ETBE) 2 x 20 mL   40.0
Detail Certificate MSDS 2297
Out of Stock
Reformulated Gasoline (Nominal Mass Fraction 10% Ethanol) 2 x 20 mL   303.7
Detail Certificate MSDS 2298
Now Selling
Sulfur in Gasoline (High Octane) 5 x 20 mL   4.7
Detail Certificate MSDS 2299
Now Selling
Sulfur in Gasoline (Reformulated) 5 x 20 mL   13.6
Detail Certificate MSDS 2716
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Gasoline (<1 mg/kg) 5 ampoules x 20 mL   0.44



108.3(3) - Middle Distillates


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Sulfur in mg/kg
Detail Certificate MSDS 1616b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Kerosene (Low Level) 100 mL   8.41
Detail Certificate MSDS 1617b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Kerosine (High Level) 100 mL   1250
Detail Certificate MSDS 1624d
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.4 %) 100 mL   3882
Detail Certificate MSDS 2723b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 10 mg/kg) 100 mL   9.06
Detail Certificate MSDS 2770
Now Selling
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 40 mg/kg) 10 x 10 mL   41.57
Detail Certificate MSDS Data Files 2771
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel Blend Stock 100 mL   0.102



108.3(4) - Biodiesel B100


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Sulfur in mg/kg
Detail MSDS 2773
Out of Stock
B100 Biodiesel (Animal-Based) 5 ampoules x 10 mL each   7.39



108.3(5) - Di-n-Butyl Sulfide


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Sulfur in %
Detail Certificate MSDS 2720
Now Selling
Sulfur in Di-n-Butyl Sulfide 5 x 4.5 mL   21.91



108.3(6) - Residual Fuel Oil


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Heat of Combustion (in MJ/kg)*
Mercury in ng/g
Sulfur in %
Detail Certificate MSDS 1619b
Now Selling
Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (0.7%) 100 mL     3.46 0.6960
Detail Certificate MSDS 1622e
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Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 2 %) 100 mL       2.1468
Detail Certificate MSDS 1623d
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Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.2 %) 100 mL       0.2070
Detail Certificate MSDS 2717a
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Sulfur in Residual Fuel Oil (Nominal Mass Fraction 3%) 100 mL   42.29   2.9957



108.3(7) - Petroleum Coke


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Aluminum Al in mg/kg
Calcium Ca in mg/kg
Carbon C in %
Cobalt Co in mg/kg
Furnash Ash in %
Heat of Combustion (in MJ/kg)*
Hydrogen H in %
Iron Fe in mg/kg
Nickel Ni in mg/kg
Nitrogen N in %
Silicon Si in mg/kg
Sodium Na in mg/kg
Sulfur in %
Vanadium V in mg/kg
Volatile Matter %
Detail Certificate MSDS 2718a
Now Selling
Green Petroleum Coke 50 g   15.4 165.5 90 5.71 1 35 3.725 287 144.06 1 50 83.0 4.690 310  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2719
Out of Stock
Calcined Petroleum Coke 50 g   58.9 57.7 97.06 18.6 0.12 32.90 0.16 201.6 204 1.17 138 15.1 0.8877 58.6 0.54



108.3(8) - Subbituminous Coal


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Chlorine in mg/kg
Furnace Ash in %
Mercury in ug/kg
Sulfur in %
Detail Certificate MSDS 1635a
Now Selling
Trace Elements in Coal (Subbitumimous) 50 g     6.29 83.6 0.2909
Detail Certificate MSDS 2682c
Now Selling
Subbituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.5 % Sulfur) 1 bottle x 50 g   20.1   105.1 0.4906



108.3(9) - Bituminous Coal


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Bromine in mg/kg
Chlorine in mg/kg
Furnace Ash in %
Heat of Combustion (in MJ/kg)*
Magnesium in mg/kg
Manganese in mg/kg
Mercury in ug/kg
Sulfur in %
Detail MSDS 1632e
Out of Stock
Trace Elements in Coal (Bituminous) 50 g     963 8.488   391 18.4 135.1  
Detail Certificate MSDS 2683c
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 2 % Sulfur)
50 g     1127 9.870 30.24     90.0 1.955
Detail Certificate MSDS 2684c
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 3 % Sulfur)
50 g     975 7.945   494 20.51 68.8 3.027
Detail Certificate MSDS 2685c
Out of Stock
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 5 % Sulfur) 50 g   4.94 554.0 15.95   814 36.84 149.4 4.72
Detail Certificate MSDS 2692c
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 1 % Sulfur)
50 g     1338 7.499       179.0 1.064
Detail Certificate MSDS 2693
Now Selling
Bituminous Coal (Nominal Mass Fraction 0.5 % Sulfur)
50 g     369.6 9.4       37.3 0.4571



108.3(10) - Metallurgical Coke


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  SRM Description Unit Size     Carbon C in %
Furnace Ash in %
Hydrogen H in %
Nitrogen N in %
Sulfur in %
Volatile Matter %
Detail Certificate MSDS 2775
Out of Stock
Sulfur in Foundry Coke 50 g   91.34 5.77 0.41 1.16 0.5816 1.31
Detail Certificate MSDS 2776
Now Selling
Sulfur in Furnace Coke 50 g   89.15 8.06 0.26 1.21 0.825 0.98

 * Gross Calorific Value or HHV (Higher Heating Value)