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DMSO – general information, areas of application and what does Ph. Eur. stand for?

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In the following blog post we delve deep into the amazing world of DMSO. From general facts to the numerous applications and frequently asked questions, we will explore the most interesting aspects of this topic for you.

What is Dimethyl Sulfoxide? What is it used for?

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a colorless, liquid organic sulfur compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2SO. It is known as a powerful solvent because it can dissolve many organic and inorganic materials, such as salts, acids and bases. Due to its solvent properties, DMSO is often used in the chemical industry as a solvent for chemical reactions.

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Which industries benefit from the use of dimethyl sulfoxide?

DMSO is used in a variety of industries including the chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries . In the chemical industry it is used as a solvent for chemical reactions and as a cleaning agent. In the pharmaceutical industry it is used as a solvent for the production of drugs and other medications. In agriculture, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is often used as a solvent for pesticides and other chemical products to improve their effectiveness. Additionally, DMSO has been studied for its potential use in the medical field to treat various conditions such as inflammation, arthritis, and cystitis. However, more research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of using DMSO for these purposes.

What does the addition Ph. Eur. mean when buying dimethyl sulfoxide?

The “Ph.Eur.” refers to the European Pharmacopoeia, a reference work containing standards for the quality, safety and effectiveness of medicines in the European Union (EU). If a product has the addition “Ph. Eur.” carries, it means that it has been tested and meets the standards set by the European Pharmacopoeia.
In the case of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), this addition indicates that the product has been tested and meets the quality, safety and effectiveness standards of the European Pharmacopoeia . This could be useful information to consider when purchasing DMSO as it provides peace of mind that the product meets certain standards. However, it is important to note that the "Ph. Eur." Notation does not guarantee that a product is safe or effective for all uses. As always, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before using any product medically, including DMSO.

Here you can buy DMSO 99.9% in pharmaceutical purity according to Ph. Eur.

Why DMSO should not come into contact with certain plastics

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a solvent that can dissolve many different substances, including plastics. However, some plastics are sensitive to DMSO and can be attacked by the solvent. When DMSO comes into contact with these plastics, it can cause them to become porous, brittle or cracked.

It is important to note that not all plastics are sensitive to DMSO. Some plastics, such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyoxymethylene (POM), are resistant to DMSO and can come into contact with the solvent without any problems.

You can find a DMSO-resistant funnel here .

I would like to buy dimethyl sulfoxide online. What do I need to consider before purchasing?

Before purchasing Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) online, it is important to consider the following:

1. Is the seller reputable? Research the seller to make sure they are reputable and have a good track record of providing quality products. Read reviews from other customers who have purchased the product. Ask for references and talk to other customers who have purchased the product.

2. Is the product pure? Make sure the product you purchase is of the highest purity and is not diluted.

3. Is the product legal? In some countries, the use of DMSO may be restricted or regulated. Before purchasing, make sure you are aware of any legal restrictions on the use of DMSO in your country or region.

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