dioxolane

noun di·ox·o·lane \ dīˈäksəˌlān \

Definition of dioxolane

plural -s
1 : a water-soluble liquid cyclic acetal C3H6O2 made usually from formaldehyde and ethylene glycol that is capable of polymerizing to poly-acetal resins having essentially the open-chain structure (−OCH2OCH2CH2−)χ called also 1,3- dioxolane
2 : a derivative of dioxolane made usually by reaction of an aldehyde or ketone with formaldehyde, many such derivatives being capable of polymerizing to useful products (such as supports for photographic emulsions)

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Origin and Etymology of dioxolane

dioxol chemical compound having the formula C3H4O2 (International Scientific Vocabulary di- + ox- + -ol) + -ane


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