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Product Overview

Learn more about the physical and chemical properties of Dimethyl Sulfoxide.

Contents include organic materials, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), resins and polymers and inorganic materials.

Learn more about the physical and chemical properties of Dimethyl Sulfide.

Handling, Health and Safety

Find out more about DMSO basic properties, human and animal effects and approved medical uses here.

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Product Sheets

DMSO ACS Reagent Grade is Dimethyl Sulfoxide which conforms to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 9th Edition Specifications for Reagent Chemicals. It meets requirements for general solvent use and is adequate for many basic applications.

DMSO ACS Spectrophotometric Grade is Dimethyl Sulfoxide which conforms to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 9th Edition Specifications for Reagent Chemicals. In addition to the normal parameters related to purity, this monograph specifies maximum UV absorbance at five wavelengths. This grade is the preferred solvent for any form of UV spectrophotometric analysis, due to its guaranteed analytical clarity.

DMSO Anhydrous Grade is Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) with an extremely low moisture content that is produced under exacting manufacturing conditions to insure dryness.

DMSO Electronic Grade is Dimethyl Sulfoxide with extremely low metallic ion levels. Elimination of metallic impurities is critical in avoidance of conductivity and corrosion in the electronic industry.

DMSO Enviro-S® Grade is preferred in catalyst pretreatment applications due in large part to its low toxicity and odor. DMSO is easier and safer for plant personnel to handle than many other sulfur compounds. 

DMSO Industrial Grade is a technical grade of Dimethyl Sulfoxide, suitable for use in common industrial formulations such as solvent cleaning applications and paint stripping.

Procipient®(Dimethyl Sulfoxide USP, Ph. Eur.) is the only grade of DMSO suitable for Healthcare and Drug Delivery applications. Gaylord Chemical’s USP grade is the only DMSO that is manufactured under cGMP conditions, in compliance with API guidelines. 

DMSO produced to an exacting quality standard specifically for the synthesis of chemical intermediates, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and agrochemical Active Ingredients (AI).

DMS Exact-S™ Grade is an important sulfidation agent for ethylene manufacturers. It effectively regulates carbon monoxide (CO) generation during steamcracking and helps to control the formation of coke in the furnace. 

Applications

DMSO offers a unique combination of low toxicity and high solvent strength, making it an ideal solvent for stripping paint from a variety of surfaces. DMSO is the best alternative to solvents rated hazardous such as methylene chloride and NMP (N-methylpyrrolidone).

DMSO’s performance, combined with its formulation versatility and safety profile, make it an excellent choice for polyurethane flush and clean-up.

As the electronics industry continues to create new technologies, serious challenges exist in their efforts to improve cleaning, comply with safety regulations and to reduce cost. DMSO is a key solution to helping the industry meet their objectives.

The alternative sources of sulfur are discussed including features and benefits of DMS and DMSO versus alternative sources.

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