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1,4-Dioxane, also known as diethylene ether, diethylene dioxide or simply dioxane, as the 1,2 and 1,3 isomers are rarely encountered, is a heterocyclic organic compound, a cyclic ether.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Dioxane can be reacted with dry chlorine gas to yield trans-2,3-dichloro-1,4-dioxane.

PhysicalEdit

Dioxane is a colorless liquid, with a faint sweet odor similar to that of diethyl ether. It is miscible with many solvents and is hygroscopic. Dioxane boils at 101.1 °C and freezes at 11.8 °C.

AvailabilityEdit

Dioxan can be bought from eBay.

PreparationEdit

Dioxane is produced by the acid-catalysed dehydration of ethylene glycol.

Frogfot wrote a synthesis of dioxane.

ProjectsEdit

  • Stabilize trichloroethane
  • Medium for organic reactions

HandlingEdit

SafetyEdit

Dioxane is considered carcinogenic.

Dioxane is sometimes confused with dioxin.

StorageEdit

DisposalEdit

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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