What is Dimethyl Formamide

Primarily used in the cleaning industry as a solvent, it has found extensive use as an additive, or an intermediate. It is also used in the production of adhesives, synthetic leathers, fibers, films and surface coatings.

  • Synonyms: DMF, N,N-Dimethylformamid
  • INCI: Dimethyl Formamide
  • Chemical Formula: C3H7NO
  • CAS Number: 68-12-2

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C3H7NO
CAS Number 68-12-2
Molar Weight 73.095g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.9445
Melting Point -61 °C
Boiling Point 153 °C
Flash Point 57.7 °C
Forms Colourless liquid
Grades Technical

Uses and Applications for Dimethyl Formamide

Key Applications

  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Cleaning
  • Dyes
  • Intermediates
  • Laboratory Chemicals


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

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