1,4 Dioxane Stabilized
1,4 Dioxane is a synthetic industrial chemical with widespread use as a stabilizer in paints, certain chlorinated solvents, greases, waxes, and strippers. It presents as a colorless, clear liquid that’s completely soluble in water.
It has a molecular weight of 88.106 g/mol and a complexity of 26.5. 1,4 Dioxane is a canonicalized compound with a flash point of 54° F (12°C), a boiling point of 214° F (101°C), and a melting point of 53.2° F (12°C). It also has a density of 1.036 at 68° F.
The compound is flammable and presents a fire hazard. It’s often treated using bioremediation and advanced oxidation processes.
1,4 Dioxane is found as a byproduct in various goods including antifreeze, cosmetics, deodorants, shampoos, aircraft deicing fluids, and dyes. It’s also a popular purifying agent in manufacturing pharmaceuticals.
The compound is considered stable when stored according to recommended guidelines. It should be checked for the formation of peroxide prior to evaporation and distillation. It can form peroxide when it encounters air, especially when moisture is present. The 1,4 Dioxane odor threshold is 170 ppm.