Chemical Component Summary

NameDIMETHYL SULFOXIDE
Identifiersmethylsulfinylmethane
FormulaC2 H6 O S
Molecular Weight78.13
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[S](C)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C2H6OS/c1-4(2)3/h1-2H3
InChIKeyIAZDPXIOMUYVGZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count10
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count9
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01093 
NameDimethyl sulfoxide
Groups
  • approved
  • vet_approved
DescriptionA highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect tissue during cryopreservation. Dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.
Synonyms
  • Dimethyli sulfoxidum
  • Dimethyl sulfoxide
  • Diméthylsulfoxyde
  • Sulfinylbis(methane)
  • Dimethyl sulfur oxide
Brand Names
  • Rimso-50
  • Kemsol Liquid 70%
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide Irrigation USP
IndicationFor the symptomatic relief of patients with interstitial cystitis.
Categories
  • Antioxidants
  • Compounds used in a research, industrial, or household setting
  • Cryoprotective Agents
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 inhibitors (strength unknown)
ATC-Code
  • M02AX03
  • G04BX13
CAS number67-68-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Cytochrome P450 2C19MDPFVVLVLCLSCLLLLSIWRQSSGRGKLPPGPTPLPVIGNILQIDIKDV...unknowninhibitor
Cytochrome P450 2D6MGLEALVPLAVIVAIFLLLVDLMHRRQRWAARYPPGPLPLPGLGNLLHVD...unknowninhibitor
Cytochrome P450 3A4MALIPDLAMETWLLLAVSLVLLYLYGTHSHGLFKKLGIPGPTPLPFLGNI...unknowninhibitor
TransthyretinMASHRLLLLCLAGLVFVSEAGPTGTGESKCPLMVKVLDAVRGSPAINVAV...unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682