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  • Bromomethane, commonly known as methyl bromide, is an organobromine compound with formula CH3Br.
  • It is colorless, odorless, nonflammable gas is produced both industrially and particularly biologically.
  • It has a tetrahedral shape and it is a recognized ozone-depleting chemical.
  • Bromomethane is found in the ocean, where it is most likely formed by algae and kelp. Other names for bromomethane include
    methyl bromide, mono-bromomethane, and methyl fume.
  • Bromomethane is also a precursor in the manufacture of other chemicals as a methylating agent, and has been used as a solvent to  extract oil from seeds and wool.
  • Bromomethane originates from both natural and human sources. In the ocean, marine organisms are estimated to produce 1-2 billion kilograms annually.
  • It is also produced in small quantities by certain terrestrial plants, such as members of the Brassicaceae family.
  • It is manufactured for agricultural and industrial use by reacting methanol with hydrogen bromide.
  • The Methyl Bromide Recapture System limits the maximum concentration of methyl bromide emitted in to the atmosphere to 500 ppm, and reduces emissions during fumigation by up to 97%.
  • Bromomethane is used to kill pests such as rats and bugs. It also kills fungi.
  • Bromomethane is used to make other chemicals and to get oil out of nuts, seeds and wool.
  • Methyl bromide, which has been in widespread use for some 30 years, is used for all types of stored dry foodstuffs, particularly for produce in bags, cases or other packages.
  • Its use for large loose bulks of foodstuff, when it may be used alone or in admixture with ethylene dibromide or with carbon
    tetrachloride, is more limited.
  • It is also used for the treatment of soil before sowing or planting, especially in glasshouses, against nematodes, weeds and other
    organisms and also in plant quarantine operations, including disinfestation of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Methyl bromide is one of the top five most widely used pesticides in the world today.
  • Eighty seven percent of methyl bromide is used by farmers prior to planting to eradicate all fungus, nematodes, microorganisms, and weeds from the soil to avoid destruction of the crop.
  • In the U.S., methyl bromide is used mainly for tomato, strawberry, and bell pepper crops. California is the largest user, followed by Florida.
  • Methyl bromide in the stratosphere comes from both natural and anthropogenic sources on earth. Natural sources of methyl bromide,
    such as the ocean, plants, and soil, can also be a sink for this material.
  • Methyl bromide use is currently being reduced because of its ability to destroy the ozone layer.
  • The United States, Italy, Japan, Israel, and Spain are the largest consumers of methyl bromide for pre-plant soil applications.  Together, these countries comprise nearly 70 percent of methyl bromide consumption for this end use.
  • In the U.S., about 21,000 tons (42,000,000 pounds) of methyl bromide are used annually in agriculture, primarily for soil fumigation, as well as for commodity and quarantine treatment, and structural fumigation.
  • Globally, about 72,000 tons (143,000,000 pounds) are used
    each year, with North American use the highest (38%), followed by Europe (28%), Asia (22% - includes Israel and the Mid-East), with
    South America and Africa combined using the least (12%).
  • Until its production and use were curtailed by the Montreal Protocol, bromomethane was widely applied as a soil sterilant, mainly for production of seed but also for some crops such as strawberries and almonds.
  • In Australia, methyl bromide is the preferred fumigant required by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) for most organic goods imported into Australia.
  • Bromomethane
  • Bromomethane - FAQ
  • Methyl Bromide
  • Methyl bromide information sheet
  • Methyl bromide general information


  • Properties, Applications and Emissions of Man-Made Methyl Bromide
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Methyl Bromide Process
  • Methyl Bromide Recapture System- Operation and Performance
  • Methyl Bromide Recovery on Activated Carbon with Repeated Adsorption and Electrothermal Regeneration


  • Method of recovering bromine from methyl bromide
  • Methods for removing and decomposing methyl bromide from fumigation
  • Manufacture of formaldehyde from methyl bromide
  • Method for desorption of methyl bromide
  • Methyl bromide to olefins
  • Process for treating methyl bromide materials
  • Recycling and recovery of methyl bromide fumigant
  • Thiol methylation process-reaction, recycle and regeneration of methyl bromide

Consultancy Services

  • Consultancy from Canada
  • Consultancy from The Netherlands
  • Consultancy from Kolkata
  • Consultancy from USA
  • Consultancy from Texas


  • Economic Implications of the methyl bromide phase out
  • Methyl Bromide Alternatives: The Potential for Significant Market Disruption
  • The technical and economic feasibility of replacing Methyl bromide in developing countries
  • Economic evaluation of methyl bromide alternatives for the production of strawberries in the south eastern united states
  • Effects of Trade Liberalization on Agriculture in Lebanon With special focus on products where methyl bromide is used


  • Electron scattering from methyl bromide. Absolute total cross section measurements
  • New Techniques for methyl bromide emission reduction from soil fumigation in Spain
  • Methyl Bromide Scrubbing Technology
  • Development of a methyl bromide alternative for the control of stored products insects using a vaccum technology


  • Methyl Bromide: Quarantine and Preshipment Uses
  • Economic aspects of alternatives to methyl bromide in the postharvest
    and quarantine treatment of selected fresh fruits
  • Mobile Monitoring for methyl bromide an agriculture commodity fumigation
  • Phase out process of methyl bromide in Uruguay


  • Bromomethane
  • Methyl bromide overview
  • Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Methyl Bromide
  • Toxicological Profiles for Bromomethane
  • Methyl Bromide as a fumigant


  • Methyl bromide safety data sheet
  • Alternatives to methyl bromide
  • Methyl bromide
  • Handbook on Critical Use Nominations for Methyl Bromide


  • Methyl Bromide 980
  • Methyl Bromide 1000
  • Methyl Bromide GA
  • Bromomethane solution
Company Profiles
  • Company from New Delhi
  • Company from Israel
  • Company from United States
  • Company from Singapore

Fact Sheet

  • Methyl bromide fact sheet
  • Methyl Bromide as a fumigant
  • Molecular structure of methyl bromide
  • The Facts About Methyl Bromide


  • Methyl Bromide Exposure Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
  • Methyl Bromide risk characterization
  • Methyl bromide and formulated substances containing methyl bromide
  • Use of Methyl Bromide:
    Public Health Concerns and Recommendations
  • Summary of Initial Risk Assessment Report - Bromomethane; methyl bromide


  • 2010 report of the methyl bromide
  • A critique of the report "Economic Impact of methyl bromide cancellation"
  • Europe turns the tide on
    methyl bromide
  • Methyl bromide on dried fruits and nuts: Issues and alternatives
  • Methyl bromide
  • Methyl bromide report
  • Methyl bromide critical use renomination for preplant soil use
  • Adoption of ProFumeŽin Europe after the phase out of Methyl Bromide
  • Methyl bromide
  • The Reconsideration of Registrations ofProducts Containing Methyl Bromideand their Associated Approved Labels
  • An Analysis of the Impact of a Ban ofMethyl Bromide on the U.S. WinterFresh Vegetable Market

Raw Material Suppliers

  • Airfilter Suppliers
  • Dibromomethane suppliers
  • Suppliers of Dibromomethane
  • Dry Ice suppliers
  • Suppliers of Dryice
  • Methylene selling leads
  • Helium suppliers
  • Helium suppliers & manufacturers
  • Oxygen suppliers

Equipment Suppliers

  • Gas Chromatograph Suppliers
  • Glass Tubes suppliers
  • Micro Liter Syringe suppliers & manufacturers
  • Suppliers of Pipette
  • Sampling Pump suppliers
  • Syringe suppliers
  • Vials suppliers


  • Methyl bromide suppliers
  • Suppliers of methyl bromide
  • Selling leads of methyl bromide
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of methyl bromide
  • Methyl bromide suppliers

Rules & Regulations

  • DPR Announces regulations for methyl bromide use (New)
  • Methyl Bromide Phase-Out Strategies

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Methyl Bromide
  • Methyl Bromide MSDS
  • Methyl Bromide (Halocarbon 40B1)
  • 1% Methyl Bromide in Hydrogen
  • Methyl Bromide 980 Fumigant
  • Methyl Bromide, 100%
  • Methyl Bromide msds
  • Safety data for methyl bromide

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