DAST (4-dimethylamino-N-methyl-4-stilbazolium tosylate) crystal material was synthesized and purified by a relatively simple method. The synthesis process was easy to operate experimentally and the cost of raw materials can be cut down. The purification process was much easier than the previously published method. Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FTIR) was used to analyze the functional group of raw material and no extra functional groups were found. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study was performed to identify the different modes presented in the compound. The results showed that the quality of the prepared crystal raw material could meet the requirements on crystal growth. DAST crystals were grown from the synthesized raw material by slowly cooling method. The crystal structure was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) study and the results showed that the crystal grown from the synthesized raw material was the same as that grown from pure DAST crystal raw material.