Dimethyl sulfoxide is a type of organosulfur compound and it has a chemical formula of (CH3)2SO. It is a type of colorless liquid and it dissolves both polar and nonpolar solutions and it is also miscible in many organic solvents and water. It does have a high melting point and it has a very unusual property to it that has some individuals getting a garlic-like taste in their mouth after it comes into contact with their skin. As mentioned above, it can dissolve both polar and nonpolar solutions and that is one of the most popular uses for the product. However, it is also used heavily when it comes to an extractant in both biochemistry and cell biology.