Agent Name

Dimethyl sulfone

CAS Number

67-71-0

Formula

C2-H6-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methane, sulfonylbis-; Methylsulfonyl methane; Dimethyl sulphone; MSM; Methyl sulfone; Methylsulfonylmethane; Sulfonylbismethane; Methane, 1,1'-sulfonylbis-; [ChemIDplus] 1,1'-Sulfonylbismethane; DMSO2; [Merck Index]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; Odorless; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in some plants and in the adrenal cortex of cattle; Used as a solvent; [Merck Index] A metabolite of dimethyl sulfoxide that naturally occurs in many foods; Marketed as a dietary supplement for promotion of joint health; [REPROTOX]

Comments

No evidence of teratogenicity in rats; [REPROTOX] Not a skin irritant; May cause eye irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Dimethyl sulfoxide." See "Dipropyl sulfone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.15 mm Hg

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