methyl iodide


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methyl iodide

[′meth·əl ′ī·ə‚dīd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3I Flammable colorless liquid that turns brown in light; boils at 42°C; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, and in analytical chemistry. Also known as iodomethane.
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Methyl iodide (CH3I, iodomethane, MeI) is a commercially available alternative to MeBr for fumigation (Ohr, Sims, Grech, Becker, & McGiffen, 1998) and is a registered pesticide in several countries around the world with fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, nematicide, and soil disinfectant properties similar to those of MeBr.
Deputy Fire Chief Randy DeWitt said the employee sustained minor injuries caused by an exploding beaker in which two nontoxic chemicals - methyl iodide and picoline - were mixed.
Mango importing countries like fungus and fruit-fly-free mangoes and different countries practice different methods to address the problem like Fumigation by Methyl Iodide, keeping the fruit in hot water or Vapour Heat Treatment.
11C may be supplied to the synthesis unit in the form of 11C methane, 11C methyl iodide or 11C methyl triflate.
She said an agency worker, Nigel Verdon, had been in intensive care due to the effects of methyl iodide (MI), had suffered a pulmonary embolism and had significant difficulties with his speech, memory and mobility.
She said that among those injured was agency worker, Nigel Verdon, from Ellesmere Port, who due to the effects of methyl iodide had suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism and had significant difficulties with his speech, memory and mobility.
Methyl iodide (iodomethane) was registered in California in late 2010, but the federal registration was withdrawn by the manufacturer in early 2012.
Since the 1970s when methyl iodide (CH3I) was discovered as ubiquitous in the ocean, the presence of iodine in the atmosphere has been understood to arise mainly from emissions of organic compounds from phytoplankton-microscopic marine plants.
In one example, methyl iodide is approved for use as a pesticide on strawberry crops in California, even though it is recognized by the state as a known carcinogen.
3 kDa), Rhodamine 123, aluminium hydroxide gel, acetic acid (purity 99%), formaldehyde, sodium borohydride, sodium hydroxide, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, sodium iodide, methyl iodide (Sigma, USA), Sodium carbonate Sigma ultra and phosphate buffer solution (sodium phosphate dibasic Sigma ultra, 99%) were used as procured without further purification.
The pyridine moiety of the VP latex was transformed to pyridinium moiety by treating it with methyl iodide.
The groups claim that the toxicity of methyl iodide is "significantly greater" than EPA assumed when it approved conditional registrations for the fumigant in 2007.