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1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C8H12O4. It is a cyclic diketone and a member of the dioxecanes family. This compound is characterized by a 10-membered ring structure containing two oxygen atoms and two carbonyl groups.

Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione is a cyclic diketone, which means it contains two carbonyl groups (-C=O) in its structure. These carbonyl groups are located at the 2nd and 7th positions of the 10-membered ring. The ring also contains two oxygen atoms at the 1st and 6th positions, hence the name 1,6-dioxecane.

The molecular formula of 1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione is C8H12O4, indicating that it contains eight carbon atoms, twelve hydrogen atoms, and four oxygen atoms. The compound is a solid at room temperature and has a molar mass of 172.18 g/mol.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione can be achieved through the oxidation of 1,6-dioxaspiro[4.4]nonane with potassium permanganate in an acidic medium. The reaction proceeds via the formation of a spirocyclic intermediate, which is then oxidized to form the final product.

Applications[edit | edit source]

While 1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione does not have widespread applications, it is used in the field of organic chemistry as a building block for the synthesis of more complex molecules. Its unique structure and reactivity make it a useful tool in the synthesis of various polymers and pharmaceutical compounds.

Safety[edit | edit source]

As with all chemical compounds, proper safety measures should be taken when handling 1,6-Dioxecane-2,7-dione. It is recommended to use personal protective equipment, including gloves and safety glasses, when handling this compound. In case of skin or eye contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

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