- 1,4-D.; a colorless liquid used as a solvent for cellulose esters and in histology as a drying agent. SYN: 1,4-diethylene dioxide.
* * *di·ox·ane dī-'äk-.sān also di·ox·an -sən, -.san n a flammable toxic liquid C4H8O2 used esp. as a solvent and as a clearing agent for histological preparations
* * *di·ox·ane (di-okґsān) a colorless liquid prepared by treating ethylene glycol with sulfuric acid; used as a solvent for organic compounds and for dehydrating and clearing tissues prior to paraffin fixation. It is toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is carcinogenic. Called also 1,4-diethylene dioxide.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
dioxane — [dī äks′ān΄] n. [ DI 1 + OX + ANE] a colorless, liquid ether, C4H8O2, prepared from ethylene oxide or glycol and used as a solvent for fats, etc. and in cosmetics, deodorants, etc … English World dictionary
Dioxane — Ne doit pas être confondu avec Dioxine. Le dioxane est un éther couronne de six atomes, possédant deux fonctions éther. Il existe trois isomères du dioxane, le 1,4 dioxane, le 1,3 dioxane et le 1,2 dioxane en raison de la position des deux… … Wikipédia en Français
dioxane — also dioxan noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1912 a flammable toxic liquid diether C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent … New Collegiate Dictionary
dioxane — /duy ok sayn/, n. Chem. a colorless, flammable, liquid cyclic ether, C4H8O2, having a faint, pleasant odor: used chiefly in the varnish and silk industries and as a dehydrator in histology. [1910 15; DI 1 + OX(Y) 2 + ANE] * * * … Universalium
dioxane — noun Any of a class of six membered, saturated heterocycles having four carbon atoms and two oxygen atoms in the ring … Wiktionary
dioxane — n. chemical substance used in the silk industry and as a drying agent … English contemporary dictionary
dioxane — [dʌɪ ɒkseɪn] (also dioxan an) noun Chemistry a colourless toxic heterocyclic compound used as an organic solvent … English new terms dictionary
dioxane — di·ox·ane … English syllables
dioxane — … Useful english dictionary
Dioxane (disambiguation) — Dioxane is the common name for 1,4 dioxane The three isomers of dioxane. Small blue numbers show numbering of atoms in rings. Dioxane may also refer to: 1,2 dioxane 1,3 dioxane … Wikipedia