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1,4-Dioxane-2,3-diol is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate and an intermediate in organic synthesis.
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Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P264-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313
Wear eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.