Record Information
Version3.6
Creation Date2006-09-13 08:28:37 UTC
Update Date2013-05-29 19:41:26 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB04983
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB06702
Metabolite Identification
Common NameDimethyl sulfone
DescriptionDimethyl sulfone (DMSO2) or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), is an organic sulfur compound belonging to a class of chemicals known as sulfones. It occurs naturally in some primitive plants and is present in small amounts in many foods and beverages. DMSO2 reflects its close chemical relationship to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), which differs only in the oxidation state of the sulfur atom. DMSO2 is the primary metabolite of DMSO in humans, and it shares some of the properties of DMSO. Dimethyl sulfone is a metabolite occurring in plasma and CSF of normal human. It derives from dietary sources, from intestinal bacterial metabolism and from human endogenous methanethiol metabolism. (PMID 15996001 ).
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
  1. (methylsulfonyl)methane
  2. Dimethyl sulfone
  3. Dimethyl sulphone
  4. Dimethylsulfone
  5. Lignisul MSM
  6. Methyl sulfone
  7. Methylsulfonylmethane
  8. Opti MSM
  9. Sulfonylbis-methane
  10. Sulfonylbismethane
  11. Sulphonylbismethane
Chemical FormulaC2H6O2S
Average Molecular Weight94.133
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight94.008850126
IUPAC Namemethanesulfonylmethane
Traditional IUPAC Namemethylsulfonylmethane
CAS Registry Number67-71-0
SMILES
CS(C)(=O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C2H6O2S/c1-5(2,3)4/h1-2H3
InChI KeyHHVIBTZHLRERCL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
KingdomOrganic Compounds
Super ClassAliphatic Acyclic Compounds
ClassSulfonyls
Sub ClassN/A
Other Descriptors
  • Organic Compounds
  • Sulfones
  • a sulfone(Cyc)
  • sulfone(ChEBI)
Substituents
  • Sulfoxide
Direct ParentSulfonyls
Ontology
StatusDetected and Quantified
Origin
  • Drug metabolite
  • Endogenous
  • Microbial
Biofunction
  • Osmolyte, enzyme cofactor, signalling
  • Waste products
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point109 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogP-1.41HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
water solubility55.8 g/LALOGPS
logP-0.95ALOGPS
logP-1.3ChemAxon
logS-0.23ALOGPS
physiological charge0ChemAxon
hydrogen acceptor count2ChemAxon
hydrogen donor count0ChemAxon
polar surface area34.14ChemAxon
rotatable bond count0ChemAxon
refractivity20.53ChemAxon
polarizability8.6ChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
  • Urine
Tissue Location
  • Brain
  • Kidney
  • Liver
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReference
BloodDetected and Quantified8.8 +/- 7.3 uMAdult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)Detected and Quantified2.0 +/- 1.0 uMNot SpecifiedBothNormal
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)Detected and Quantified11.3 +/- 6.2 uMAdult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal
UrineDetected and Quantified8.0 (1.3-49.0) umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothCommentNormal
UrineDetected and Quantified4.6 (2.5-7.5) umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReference
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)Detected and Quantified574.0 (0.0-1148.0) uMAdult (>18 years old)BothCommentDimethyl sulfone supplementation
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Dimethyl sulfone supplementation
  • Engelke UF, Tangerman A, Willemsen MA, Moskau D, Loss S, Mudd SH, Wevers RA: Dimethyl sulfone in human cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma confirmed by one-dimensional (1)H and two-dimensional (1)H-(13)C NMR. NMR Biomed. 2005 Aug;18(5):331-6. Pubmed: 15996001
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
DrugBank Metabolite IDDBMET00570
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB006725
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID5978
KEGG Compound IDC11142
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkMethylsulfonylmethane
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB04983
Metagene LinkHMDB04983
METLIN ID7236
PubChem Compound6213
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID9349
References
Synthesis ReferenceDouglas, Thomas B. Heats of formation of liquid methyl suffoxide and crystalline methyl sulfone at 18° Journal of the American Chemical Society (1946), 68 1072-6.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Engelke UF, Tangerman A, Willemsen MA, Moskau D, Loss S, Mudd SH, Wevers RA: Dimethyl sulfone in human cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma confirmed by one-dimensional (1)H and two-dimensional (1)H-(13)C NMR. NMR Biomed. 2005 Aug;18(5):331-6. Pubmed: 15996001
  2. Rogovin JL: Accumulation of methylsulfonylmethane in the human brain: identification by multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Toxicol Lett. 2002 Mar 28;129(3):263; author reply 265. Pubmed: 11888710
  3. Rose SE, Chalk JB, Galloway GJ, Doddrell DM: Detection of dimethyl sulfone in the human brain by in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magn Reson Imaging. 2000 Jan;18(1):95-8. Pubmed: 10642107
  4. Lin A, Nguy CH, Shic F, Ross BD: Accumulation of methylsulfonylmethane in the human brain: identification by multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Toxicol Lett. 2001 Sep 15;123(2-3):169-77. Pubmed: 11641045