Dimethyl Formamide

Dimethylformamide is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2NC(O)H. Commonly abbreviated as DMF (although this initialism is sometimes used for dimethylfuran, or dimethyl fumarate), this colourless liquid is miscible with water and the majority of organic liquids. DMF is a common solvent for chemical reactions. Dimethylformamide is odorless, but technical-grade or degraded samples often have a fishy smell due to impurity of dimethylamine.


Molar Weight73.095g/mol
Melting Point-61 °C
Boiling Point153 °C
Flash Point57.7 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Dyes
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Adhesives and Sealants


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Rubber

Synonyms: N-Formyldimethylamine I DMF

Chemical Formula: C3H7NO

CAS Number: 68-12-2