Dimethyl Sulfoxide, DMSO
- MW:78.13 Da
- Appearance:Clear solution
Dimethyl sulfoxide is a water miscible solvent that has wide applications in cell biology. It acts as a cryoprotective agent in a variety of cells and tissues allowing prolonged storage at subzero temperatures. DMSO has a very strong affinity for water; on exposure to air, pure DMSO is rapidly diluted.
DMSO has enhanced penetration into other substances across biologic membranes; free radical scavenging; effects on coagulation; anticholinesterase activity; and DMSO-induced histamine release by mast cells.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
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