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1, 4 Dioxane

CAS # 123-91-1

DESCRIPTION

 

1, 4-Dioxane is a colorless, highly flammable hygroscopic liquid with a mild, sweet ether-like odor. It is infinitely soluble in water and most organic solvents (i.e., alcohol, ether, acetone, benzene, acetic acid). It is also miscible with aromatic hydrocarbons and oils. 1, 4-Dioxane is stable, incompatible with oxidizing agents, oxygen, halogens, reducing agents, moisture.

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

Color (APHA)

Less than 5

Density (20°C) (g/cm3)

1.033

Water Content (%)

0.01

Acidity (as Acetic Acid) (%)

Less than 0.001

Initial Point (°C)

101.5

Dry Point (°C)

102.5

Freezing Point (°C)

11.8

Purity (%)

More than 99.95

 

APPLICATION

SOLVENT

 

1, 4-Dioxane is used primarily as a solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquers, cosmetics, deodorants, cleaning and detergent preparations, and in liquid scintillation counting mediums. There is also the potential for use it as a solvent in the processing of crude petroleum, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, explosives, commercial printing, electroplating/polishing, pesticides, dyes, fibers, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, adhesives, semiconductors, electronic components, photographic equipment, magnetic recording media, polymers, plastics, rubber manufacture, organic and inorganic chemical manufacture.

 

In the laboratory, 1, 4-dioxane is useful as a cryoscopy solvent for molecular mass determinations and as a stable reaction medium solvent in chemical synthesis, research and analysis.

Because of its lower toxicity, it is sometimes substituted with tetrahydrofuran (THF) in some processes

STABILIZER

 

1, 4-Dioxane often has been used with chlorinated solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is primarily used as a stabilizer and corrosion inhibitor for 1, 1, 1-trichloroethane for storage and transport in aluminum containers.

 

WETTING AND DISPERSING AGENT

 

1, 4-Dioxane is also used as a wetting and dispersing agent in textile processing

Other uses:

·         Preparation of histological sections for microscopic examination.

·         Extracting agent.

Analytical reagent for the laboratory use

 

 

 

PACKAGING OPTIONS

      210 Kg of Drums