Life Science

Life Science

The health and safety profile of DMSO combined with its biodegradability make this versatile material an excellent choice within the Life Sciences. Our products are widely used throughout the industry, with applications in drug delivery, in analytical chemistry and compound storage.

Agricultural Chemicals: DMSO is used as a synthesis and formulation solvent for agrichemicals.

Biotechnology: DMSO USP is the most widely used medium for the cryopreservation of living cells and tissue. DMSO also plays a role in synthesis of proteins.

Flavors and Fragrances: F&F Applications for DMS in these industries.

Medical Devices: The solvent properties of DMSO make it a useful delivery agent for medical polymers.

Pharmaceuticals: DMSO is an important reaction solvent for the synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), and has use as an API itself. Additionally, DMS is used as a reagent in synthesis of some APIs.

Synthesis: DMSO is an outstanding reaction solvent for various classes of herbicide and pesticides, including nitrophenyl ethers and imidazolidinones.

Formulation: The powerful solvent properties of DMSO allow for high actives loading, resulting in highly concentrated formulations. In addition DMSO is used to aid systemic transport of active pesticides, growth initiators and nutrients. DMSO is the preferred formulation solvent for Imidacloprid, a general use pesticide.