Definition of dimethyl sulphoxide in English:

dimethyl sulphoxide

Line breaks: di|methyl sulph¦ox¦ide
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˌmiːθʌɪl sʌlˈfɒksʌɪd
 
, -ˌmɛθ-, -θɪl/
(also dimethyl sulfoxide, abbreviation: DMSO)

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless liquid used as a solvent and synthetic reagent. It is readily able to penetrate the skin and is used in medicinal preparations for skin application.
  • Chemical formula: (CH3)2SO
More example sentences
  • The aim of this study is to explore the fascinating suggestion that structural differences can be induced in hypericin by changing the solvent from a commonly used solvent such as dimethyl sulfoxide to tetrahydrofuran.
  • The polar chemical dimethyl sulfoxide is a widely used reagent in cell biology.
  • Water insoluble compounds were given as a solution in dimethyl sulphoxide.

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