Dioxane (-1, 4)

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dioxane (-1, 4)

Dioxygenated cyclic organic compound, formula C4H8O2, formally a cyclohexane structure in which two diametrically opposed CH2 groups have been replaced by oxygen atoms.

Dioxane is widely used as a solvent and as a stabilizer in paints, varnishes, etc; thought to be carcinogenic. Not to be confused with dioxins, formed in the combustion of chlorinated hydrocarbons.