methyl bromide


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methyl bromide

[′meth·əl ′brō‚mīd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3Br A toxic, colorless gas that forms a crystalline hydrate with cold water; used in synthesis of organic compounds, and as a fumigant.
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They may have to choose a fumigant that provides the greatest return for that specific cultivar, making it much more difficult than when they could use methyl bromide with everything they grew," said Rosskopf.
Disinfection of soil sources of Bacillus anthracis with methyl bromide (USSR) [Abstract].
Developing countries have until 2015 to phase out use of methyl bromide.
Via various means, methyl bromide from the lower unit migrated to the upper unit of Building J, causing serious injury to and hospitalization of the entire family.
Results of this study shed light on why most growers have not transitioned to nonchemical pest control strategies despite the long phaseout period for methyl bromide.
Fumigants and non-fumigants for replacing methyl bromide in tomato production.
In 1979, he worked in the stencil room where he was in daily contact with certain dyes and in the pesticides and fumigation room where he was exposed to methyl bromide, magtoxin, and phostoxin.
A preliminary investigation revealed that an unoccupied housing unit below the one in which the family had been staying, but in the same building, had been fumigated with the pesticide methyl bromide on March 18, 2 days before the family sought medical care.
Under this measure wooden packing material is not only required to be fumigated with methyl bromide but also has to be certified by a National Plant Protection Organisation.
It was reminded that Pakistan is also signatory to International Plant Protection Organization and IPPC Portal, under which wooden material are not only required to be fumigated with methyl bromide but have to be also certificated from National Plant Protection Organization.
Animal studies of methyl bromide exposure suggest the potential for developmental toxicity (National Research Council 2000).
This makes it a viable alternative fo Methyl Bromide.