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A transparent liquid with a mustard-like odor. Dimethoxane is used as a preservative in gasoline, mineral oils, resin emulsions, inks, and water-based paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2,6-dimethyl-1,3-dioxan-4-ol acetate; acetomethoxane; Dioxin (obsolete tradename)

Other Properties

Miscible with water and most organic solvents.

Composition C8H14O4
CAS 828-00-2
Density 1.0655
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 174.19
Refractive Index 1.4310
Boiling Point 74-75

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 3214

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