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Ethylene glycol reacts with formaldehyde to give dioxolane and water. However, the product is an acetal which is hydrolysed back to the products and it is soluble in water.Dioxolane is isolated by solvent extraction.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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