Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO):
DMSO is a curious compound in that it can penetrate the skin and other membranes without damaging them, however it leaves a garlic-like taste in the mouth. It is used as a solvent in several industries (see downstream materials).

Market Dynamics:
DMSO can be synthesized on demand, but it is also a by-product of the kraft process ... the conversion of wood into wood pulp​

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Aluminium oxide catalyst

Dimethyl sulfide 

Hydrogen sulfide


Natural Gas

Nitrogen dioxide

Sodium hydroxide

Sodium sulfide

Wood chips 

Down Stream Materials Consuming DMSO:






Photoresist remover

Pharmaceutical synthesis