|This article is a stub. Please help Sciencemadness Wiki by expanding it, adding pictures, and improving existing text.
Dimethylformamide is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2NC(O)H.
Dimethylformamide is an odorless, colourless liquid, miscible with water and most organic liquids. Technical grade or degraded samples often have a fishy smell due to impurities, such as dimethylamine.
Delete this section if not applicable
Dimethylformamide can be synthesized from methyl formate and dimethylamine or by reaction of dimethylamine with carbon monoxide.
- Acyl halide synthesis
DMF has been linked to cancer in humans, and it is thought to cause birth defects.