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).
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
Down Stream Materials Consuming DMSO: