Dioxane meaning

dī-ŏksān
A flammable, potentially explosive, colorless liquid, C4 H8 O2 , that is used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins and in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants.
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A colorless, liquid ether, C4H8O2, prepared from ethylene oxide or glycol and used as a solvent for fats, etc. and in cosmetics, deodorants, etc.
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A flammable, potentially explosive, clear liquid that is used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins. It is also used in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants. Chemical formula: C4H8O2.
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(chemistry) Any of a class of six-membered, saturated heterocycles having four carbon atoms and two oxygen atoms in the ring.
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Origin of dioxane

  • di– ox(o)– –ane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition