dimethyl sulphoxide

Abbreviation: DMSO
A highly hygroscopic liquid and powerful solvent with little odour, colour or toxicity when pure. It is employed in small quantities to dissolve organic substances in tissue culture media preparation and has uses as a cryoprotectant and in promoting the passage of chemicals through skin.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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