Epstein, W. W. Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sweat, F. W. Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A versatile solvent, abbreviated DMSO, used industrially and in chemical laboratories as a medium for carrying out chemical reactions. Its uses have been extended to that of a chemical reagent with DMSO as a reactant undergoing a chemical change. DMSO has also gained popularity as a medicinal compound; however, its efficacy as a curative agent is not well established.
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