Dimethylformamide

Dimethylformamide – C₃H₇NO
EC No: 200-679-5
CAS No: 68-12-2
EC name: N,N-dimethylformamide
IUPAC name: N,N-dimethylformamide
Trade name: Dimethylformamide
Synonyms: Formic acid dimethylamide, DMF, N-Formyldimethylamine; N,N-Dimethylmethanamide
Physical appearance: colourless liquid

Description: Dimethylformamide is a clear liquid, hygroscopic and with a slight amine odour. It is a universal solvent. The aprotic nature of the solvent and the high dielectric constant, the wide liquid range and low volatility are solvent properties that make Dimethylformamide very attractive in many areas. For chemical reactions and other applications which require a high power of solvency it is often used. Application: Used in/for:

  • the pharmaceutical industry as reaction and crystallization solvent
  • the fiber industry for production of acrylic fibers and spinning of PUR based elastomers
  • the synthetic organic chemistry as solvent, reagent and catalyst
  • the production of high voltage capacitors
  • the formulation of other chemicals
  • the leather and artificial leather industry for PUR-based coatings
  • mixing or blending for formulation of preparations (i.e. epoxy based formulations)
  • the petrochemical industry for purification and separation
  • gas absorption and purification of exhaust combustions streams
  • as solvent in cleaners and industrial paint strippers
  • adhesive and coating formulations