4.1. CHEMICAL IDENTITY
1,4-Dioxane or para-dioxane is also commonly referred to as simply ‘dioxane’. However, 1,4-dioxane should not be confused with dioxin (or dioxins), which are a different class of chemical compounds. Information regarding the chemical identity of 1,4-dioxane is located in Table 4-1.
4.2. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
1,4-Dioxane is a colorless liquid. 1,4-Dioxane is also completely miscible in water and organic solvents. The technical-grade product is >99.9% pure, but may contain bis(2-chloroethyl) ether as an impurity (DeRosa et al. 1996). Information regarding the physical and chemical properties of 1,4-dioxane is located in Table 4-2.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (US), Atlanta (GA)
Wilbur S, Jones D, Risher JF, et al. Toxicological Profile for 1,4-Dioxane. Atlanta (GA): Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (US); 2012 Apr. 4, CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL INFORMATION.