StructureDimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
Formula
C2H6OS
CAS No. 67-68-5
EINECS/ ELINCS No. 200-664-3
Synonyms Methanesulfinylmethane; Dimethyl(oxido)sulfur; Methylsulfinylmethane; Methyl sulfoxide

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)

​DMSO is a clear, transparent liquid. DMSO is high polar and high boiling solvent completely miscible with water. It has a low toxicity profile compared to the majority of competing solvents (like n-methyl pyrrolidone, NMP). 

DMSO is used as solvent both in synthesis and formulation in many different applications: pharmaceuticals intermediate, agrochemicals, polymers, refineries, electronics, antifreeze, fibres and extraction.

Connect Chemicals offer high purity grades for industrial markets, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Recently DMSO have be widely used in NMP replacement thanks to similar miscibility, safe handling and solubility, but improved solvency, stability and acute toxicity profile

 

DMSO

NMP

TLV, ppm

None

100

Oral LD50 mg/kg (rat)

14500

3914

Skin LD 50 mg/kg (rat)

40000

8000

various sources

DMSO is also occurring in nature as part of the natural sulphur cycle, instead NMP is not occurring in nature.

Packaging & Shelf Life:

  • Drums 225 kg net
  • Isotank

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 24 months

Health & Safety:

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).


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