What is DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)?
DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is sold as a solvent in Canada and many other countries because of its unique properties as a highly polar, aprotic solvent. It has the ability to dissolve a wide range of polar and nonpolar compounds, including water-insoluble substances such as fats and oils, making it useful for a variety of industrial and scientific applications.
A Russian and American collaboration behind DMSO?
DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) was first synthesized in 1866 by the Russian scientist Alexander Zaytsev. However, it was not until 1959 when Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, an American medical doctor and researcher, discovered its remarkable properties as a solvent and its potential applications in various industries.
What industries use DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) ?
Pharmaceuticals: As a solvent for drug synthesis and delivery, and as a cryoprotectant for preserving biological samples.
Electronics: In the manufacturing of high-purity electronic components and as a cleaning agent.
Chemicals: As a reaction solvent and reagent in various chemical syntheses, and for the extraction and purification of compounds.
Agrochemicals: As a solvent and carrier for the formulation of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Plastics: As a processing aid and plasticizer in the production of polymers.
Textiles: In dyeing and finishing processes.
Notice: DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) Technical Grade is sold as a solvent. It's not labelled, represented or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Health Canada. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Pallets of DMSO do not ship to the United States.