Dioxide: What You Can't Tell From the Name"
Simple chemistry shows that while chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its
name, its structure is radically different from chlorine. And it's this
difference that explains the superior environmental performance of chlorine
dioxide in papermaking.
Dioxide: A Single Atom Makes all the Difference"
Small changes in molecular structure can generate very large differences
in effect. In papermaking, the switch from molecular chlorine gas to
chlorine dioxide -- a seemingly small change on the molecular level
-- results in significant environmental improvement.