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Dimethyl Sulfoxide

Dimethyl Sulfoxide


Dimethyl sulfoxide is a 2-carbon sulfoxide in which the sulfur atom has two methyl substituents. Dimethyl sulfoxide appears as a clear liquid, essentially odorless. It is a highly polar organic liquid that is used widely as a chemical solvent and a free radical scavenger.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide


Purity (DMSO) % 99.93
 Crystallization Point °C 18.34
 Acid Value MGKOH/G 0.02
 Moisture % 0.02
 Transmittance (400MM)% 99.00
 Refractive Index (20°C) 1.4786


·      DMSO is frequently used as a solvent for chemical reactions involving salts, most notably Finkelstein reactions and other nucleophile substitutions.

·      It is also extensively used as an extract ant in biochemistry and cell biology.

·      DMSO is used in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to inhibit secondary structures in the DNA template or the DNA primers.

·      DMSO may also be used as a cry protectant, added to cell media to reduce ice formation and thereby prevent cell death during the freezing process.

·      medicine, DMSO is predominantly used as a topical analgesic, a vehicle for topical application  of pharmaceuticals, as an anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant.[19] Because DMSO increases the rate of absorption of some compounds through biological tissues, including skin, it is used in some transdermal drug delivery systems.




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