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IUPAC name
Other names
1,3-dioxolane, formal glycol[2]
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ChEBI CHEBI:87597 YesY
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PubChem 12586
Molar mass 74.08 g/mol
Density 1.06 g/cm3
Melting point −95 °C (−139 °F; 178 K)
Boiling point 75 °C (167 °F; 348 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Dioxolane is a heterocyclic acetal with the chemical formula (CH2)2O2CH2. It is related to tetrahydrofuran by interchange of one oxygen for a CH2 group. The corresponding saturated 6-membered C4O2 rings are called dioxanes. The isomeric 1,2-dioxolane (wherein the two oxygen centers are adjacent) is a peroxide. 1,3-Dioxolane is used as a solvent and as a comonomer in polyacetals.

Dioxolanes as a class of compounds

Dioxolanes are a group of organic compounds containing the dioxolane ring. Dioxolanes can be prepared by acetalization of aldehydes and ketalization of ketones with ethylene glycol.[3] (+)-cis-Dioxolane is the trivial name for L-(+)-cis-2-methyl-4-trimethylammoniummethyl-1,3-dioxolane iodide which is a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonist.

See also


  1. 1,3-Dioxolane at Sigma-Aldrich
  2. formal glycol - PubChem Public Chemical Database
  3. R. A. Daignault, E. L. Eliel (1973). "2-Cyclohexyloxyethanol (involves acetalisation of cyclohexanone)". Org. Synth.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>; Coll. Vol., 5, p. 303<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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