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This invention relates to the production of anhydrous 1,4-dioxane by the dimerization of ethylene oxide in the presence of an acidic type of cation exchanger, preferably an acidic cation exchanger resin having sulfonic acid groups associated therewith. The 1,4-dioxane is formed by contacting ethylene oxide in the liquid phase with an acidic-type cation exchanger at a first temperature and for a time sufficient to yield a reaction product of the ethylene oxide and the cation exchanger, and thereafter heating the reaction product at a second temperature higher than the first temperature and for a time period sufficient to dissociate the reaction product and thereby yield 1,4-dioxane.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Yamanis, Jean, "Production of Anhydrous 1,4-Dioxane" (1982). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Patents. 30.