What are the functions and effects of DMSO?

1.What is DMSO?

Dimethylsulfoxide, DMSO for short, is an organic compound with unique properties. It originates from the chemical reaction of methanol and sulfur dioxide and is obtained through dehydrogenation. Under strict quality control, DMSO is widely used in many fields, including chemistry, medicine, agriculture, etc.

Physical properties of dimethyl sulfoxide?

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a sulfur-containing organic compound with the molecular formula C2H6OS. It is a colorless and odorless transparent liquid at room temperature. It is a hygroscopic and flammable liquid. It has the characteristics of high polarity, high boiling point, good thermal stability, aprotic and miscible with water. It can be dissolved in most organic substances such as ethanol, propanol, benzene and chloroform, and is known as the “universal solvent”. Heating in the presence of acid will produce small amounts of methyl mercaptan, formaldehyde, dimethyl sulfide, methanesulfonic acid and other compounds. It has decomposition phenomenon at high temperatures, reacts violently with chlorine, and burns in the air with a light blue flame. It can be used as organic solvent, reaction medium and organic synthesis intermediate. It can also be used as a dyeing solvent, dye remover, dyeing carrier for synthetic fibers, and an absorbent for recovering acetylene and sulfur dioxide.

What are the functions and effects of DMSO?

In the field of chemistry, DMSO plays an important role. It is an excellent solvent that can be used to dissolve many organic compounds to facilitate chemical reactions. In addition, DMSO also has antioxidant, anti-aging, and metabolism-promoting effects. It is a potent free radical scavenger that protects cells from oxidative damage. At the same time, DMSO can stimulate cell metabolism, promote energy production, and improve body vitality.

Not only that, DMSO also has obvious anti-fatigue effects. Research shows that using DMSO before or during exercise can help athletes reduce fatigue and improve performance. Muscles are prone to fatigue and damage during high-intensity training or prolonged exercise. DMSO can protect muscles from free radical damage while promoting muscle recovery, thereby effectively relieving fatigue.