Methyl iodide Description


Methyl iodide, aswell alleged iodomethane, and frequently abbreviated “MeI”, is the actinic admixture with the blueprint CH3I. It is a dense, colorless, airy liquid. In agreement of actinic structure, it is accompanying to methane by backup of one hydrogen atom by an atom of iodine. It is by itself emitted by rice plantations in baby amounts.It is aswell produced in all-inclusive quantities estimated to be greater than 214,000 bags annually by algae and kelp in the world’s abstemious oceans, and in bottom amounts on acreage by earthbound fungi and bacteria. It is acclimated in amoebic amalgam as a antecedent of methyl groups.
Methyl iodide had been accustomed for use as a pesticide by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2007 as a pre-plant biocide acclimated to ascendancy insects, plant abject nematodes, clay borne pathogens, and edger seeds.The admixture was registered for use as a preplant clay analysis for acreage developed strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, grape vines, ornamentals and accommodation and nursery developed strawberries, rock fruits, timberline nuts, and conifer trees. After the analysis appearance in a customer lawsuit, the architect withdrew the abrasive citation its abridgement of bazaar viability.

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