Viscosity of Dimethyl Sulfoxide


Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO. This colorless liquid is an important polar aprotic solvent that dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds and is miscible in a wide range of organic solvents as well as water. It penetrates the skin very readily and has the unusual property that many indivuduals perceive a garlic-like taste in the mouth after skin contact with DMSO.

Viscosity Table – Measurement data

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s; cP] Density [g/cm3]
25 1.99 1.095




Reference (Norm oder Quelle) Dynesonline
kin. Vis. no
dyn. Vis. yes
density yes
multiple temperatures no
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