DMSO-What is it used for?
DMSO or Dimethyl Sulfoxide has many uses, below is a short list of areas DMSO is used and a brief breakdown with descriptions.
Many products are classified as a solvent (a product that helps breakdown other substances) some examples are,
DMSO makes a great solvent for many reasons,
Breaks down difficult products.
Naturally bio degradable.
Low vapour pressure.
High boiling point.
Drug Delivery - Used to transport drugs across membranes without destroying the integrity of the membrane.
Topical Application - Used as a topical anti-inflammatory and pain killer for human and animal use.
API - Used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.
Cryopreservation - Used to preserve cells and biological tissue for a variety of end use applications.
As a safe and biodegradable way formulate agriculture chemicals.
Used extensively in the manufacture of semiconductors primarily as a stripper.
A strong solvent that is very effective in cleaning where other solvents fail, combined with its low flammability and volatility make it a safer alternative.
Used in analytical applications due to the wide range of products it will dissolve and a consistent pure background that doesn't contribute interferences.