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1,3,5-Trioxane


Other Names:

Metaformaldehyde

Trioxymethylene






General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 110-88-3

Molecular Weight: 90.08 g/mol

Appearance: White solid

Melting Point: 62 C

Boiling Point: 115 C


1,3,5-trioxane is a stable, solid, easy to handle source of anhydrous formaldehyde. Under acidic conditions 1,3,5-trioxane decomposes to form three molecules of formaldehyde.




Common Uses:


Reagent for Pictet-Spengler reactions

 




References:


1) WO2014177977, page 64

2) Wikipedia: 1,3,5-Trioxane (link)

3) www.sigmaaldrich.com: 1,3,5-Trioxane (link)