SOLVENT1, 4-Dioxane is used primarily as a solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquers, cosmetics, deodorants, cleaning and detergent preparations, and in liquid scintillation counting mediums. There is also the potential for use it as a solvent in the processing of crude petroleum, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, explosives, commercial printing, electroplating/polishing, pesticides, dyes, fibers, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, adhesives, semiconductors, electronic components, photographic equipment, magnetic recording media, polymers, plastics, rubber manufacture, organic and inorganic chemical manufacture.In the laboratory, 1, 4-dioxane is useful as a cryoscopic solvent for molecular mass determinations and as a stable reaction medium solvent in chemical synthesis, research and analysis.Because of its lower toxicity, it is sometimes substituted with tetrahydrofuran (THF) in some processes.STABILIZER1, 4-Dioxane often has been used with chlorinated solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is primarily used as a stabilizer and corrosion inhibitor for 1, 1, 1-trichloroethane for storage and transport in aluminum containers.WETTING AND DISPERSING AGENT1, 4-Dioxane is also used as a wetting and dispersing agent in textile processing.
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