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ArChem Dioxolane is a suitable solvent for a wide range of applications. It is an essential ingredient in industrial polymers. In polymerization reactions, it is used as a chain length regulator and a chain transfer agent. Dioxolane is soluble in ethanol, ether, acetone, and water and is used in coatings and adhesives.

ArChem provides Dioxolane solvent and other organic solvents with different properties for various industrial applications. Plus, ArChem provides other chemical products including Nitrocellulose, Nitrocellulose solution, plasticizers, etc. for further information please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.

Archem Dioxalane

What is Dioxolane?

Archem 1,3-Dioxolane also known as Dioxolane, is a clear colorless liquid at room temperature, slightly denser than water. It is a heterocyclic acetal with the chemical formula (CH2)2O2CH2. This product is used as a solvent in paints, cellulose esters, and organic synthesis.

Some advantages of Archem Dioxolane are listed below:

  • Good evaporation rate
  • High solvent power
  • Fully miscible with water
  • Cooperates with other solvents
  • Medium surface tension
  • Low viscosity

Dioxolane Technical Properties

Dioxolane is also known as Glycolformal, Formal glycol, and Ethylene glycol formal. This product is Fully miscible with water. The chemical and physical properties of ArChem Dioxolane are listed below:

Molecular FormulaC3H6O2
IUPAC name1,3-dioxolane
Cas Number646-06-0
Molecular weight74.08 g/mol
Density1.06 g cm–3
Boiling Point76 °C
Flashpoint−3 °C
Melting Point−95 °C
FlammabilityHighly flammable

Dioxolane Applications

ArChem Dioxolane is used as a solvent in different industries. Due to its excellent solvent power and good evaporation rate, it is preferred to other solvents. Some of ArChem Dioxolane uses include:

  • Coatings
  • Inks
  • Adhesives
  • Cleaners
  • Textile/Leather
  • Polyurethane

Dioxolane Production

Dioxolane is produced by reacting paraformaldehyde with ethylene glycol, under normal pressure and in the presence of an acidic ion exchange resin as a catalyst.

Another method of Dioxolane production is to react paraformaldehyde with ethylene glycol in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid, salting out with sodium chloride, drying with solid alkali, and distilling to obtain the product.

Dioxolane Storage

Storage conditions of ArChem Dioxolane are listed below:

  • Dioxolane should be stored in containers separately from oxidants and acids.
  • This product should keep in containers tightly closed.
  • For Dioxolane storage, use local and general ventilation.
  • Recommended storage temperature for this product is 15 – 25 °C

Dioxolane Health Hazards

Inhalation or contact with Dioxolane may irritate or burn skin and eyes. Vapors may cause dizziness or asphyxiation. Some of the Symptoms related to the physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics include:

  • If swallowed nausea, and gastrointestinal complaints
  • If in eyes causes serious eye irritation
  • If inhaled cough, pain, choking, and breathing difficulties
  • If on the skin repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking

Operators should wear filter-type gas masks, closed protective glasses, and protective clothing when handling Dioxolane to avoid direct contact with the human body. If contaminated, hands should be washed immediately, and clothing should be removed and replaced.

In ArChem, we provide our customers with a large number of solvents for different industries. Our products are produced to the highest quality, with all analytical measurements performed under international standards. Please contact us for a price quote, to request detailed product information and specifications, or to have a sales representative call or visit.


What are the properties of Dioxolane?

Dioxolane is a colorless Liquid. It is fully miscible with water, ether, and acetone.

What is Dioxolane solvent?

Dioxolane is a clear liquid with an Ether-like odor. It is used as a solvent for oils, fats, waxes, and dyes.

What is the use of 1,3-dioxolane?

The major application of Dioxolane is as a co-monomer for the manufacture of polyacetals and other polymers. It is also a suitable solvent for chemical reactions.

What is ArChem Dioxolane’s price?

Depending on your required specification, Prices are different. for more information please get in touch with our technical sales team in ArChem.

Is Dioxolane toxic?

Dioxolane solvent is mildly toxic by oral administration or by inhalation.

What is the CAS No of Dioxolane?

CAS No of Dioxolane is 646-06-0

Is Dioxolane safe?

Dioxolane liquid and vapor are highly flammable. Keep in mind, there is a severe fire hazard when exposed to heat, flame, and oxidizers.

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