DMSO

Product

DMSO is a non classified polar aprotic solvent, safe for man and the environment.  It is suitable for use in common industrial applications.

Identity

CAS number
67-68-5
Chemical name
Dimethylsulfoxide
Common name
DMSO

THE BENEFITS OF DMSO

  • Powerful solvent
  • High flash and boiling points
  • Outstanding ecotox profile
  • Recyclable and biodegradable
  • Non-classified alternative to polar aprotic solvents like NMP, DMF, DMAC

 

 

The world leader in thiochemicals, Arkema markets DMSO on all five continents and provides support to its customers in the development of increasingly demanding applications.

A strategy to assist our customers’ development around the world

  • A global sales network with technical expertise to assist you with your development projects
  • A storage network with 5 distribution centers on 4 continents ready to fulfill your needs

A product designed with your needs in mind

  • Extensive packaging range (drum, IBC, isotank and tank truck)
  • Specific grades for electronics, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and cleaning applications

A PRODUCT WITH COUNTLESS APPLICATIONS

Cleaning

Arkema’s DMSO helps solubilize most organic compounds without affecting the substrates.

Pharmaceuticals

DMSO is widely used as a reaction solvent because of its effectiveness and its favorable toxicological properties. It can also be used as an alkylation agent. Its outstanding toxicological profile, combined with its solvent characteristics, make it an outstanding carrier for active substances in certain subcutaneous applications. DMSO is also recyclable.

DMSO rated per European Medicine Evaluation Agency and US Food and Drug Administration

Agrochemicals

A synthesis solvent for herbicides and pesticides, DMSO is used as a solvent in water-soluble formulations. Additionally, it helps active substances penetrate through vegetable membranes while minimizing risks to the environment thanks to its outstanding
ecotoxicological properties.

Electronics

DMSO is used for the stripping and rinsing stages of photo resist substances, for example in the manufacture of flat screens. Thanks to its original and proprietary purification process, Arkema provides high-quality DMSO with extremely low and stable metal content. Furthermore, recycling DMSO affords major cost reductions.

Fine Chemicals

As a powerful solvent, Arkema’s DMSO promotes the reactions and solubilization of
organic compounds. It can be recovered and easily eliminated in waste water
treatment stations.

Coatings

Its excellent power to solubilize polymers and its low toxicity make Arkema’s DMSO a
highly suitable solvent for the formulation of polymers such as polyethersulfones and
polyurethanes, etc.

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Petrochemicals
    • Polymer engineering
  • Renewable energy
    • Li-ion batteries
  • Water and environment
    • Membranes

Applications

  • Extraction solvent
  • Formulation solvent / Polymers
  • Synthesis solvent
 
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