Nanjing Chemical Material Corp.
Service
Products

Methyl Iodide Used in Pharmaceuticals Methyl Iodide Used in Pharmaceuticals

Iodomethane (Methyl iodide) is a colorless liquid. It can be prepared by reacting dimethyl sulfate with concentrated KI. In terms of chemical structure, it is related to methane by replacement of one hydrogen atom by an atom of iodine. It is naturally emitted by riceplantations in small amounts. It is also produced in vast quantities estimated to be greater than 214,000 tons annually by algae and kelp in the world's temperate oceans, and in lesser amounts on land by terrestrial fungi and bacteria.

Iodomethane, more commonly called methyl iodide (MeI) is a volatile organic compound used in many chemical reactions. It is an excellent methylating agent that is used in pharmaceutical synthesis as well as many organic syntheses. It is a vital catalyst for acetic acid manufacture and is an EPA registered soil fumigant. Approved pesticides, used to control insect, plant parasitic nematodes, soil borne pathogenes and weed seeds etc.

Application:
It is used in organic synthesis as a source of methyl groups.
Methyl iodide had been approved for use as a pesticide by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2007 as a pre-plant biocide used to control insects, plant parasitic nematodes, soil-borne pathogens, and seeds.
Related News
  • What is GLycolic Acid?

    What is GLycolic Acid?

    March 13, 2019We like to focus on the ingredients of beauty products. But we prefer to touch the product and explore whether it really works.view
  • Main Applications of Bronopol

    Main Applications of Bronopol

    October 30, 2020At ordinary temperature, bronopol is a kind of white to light yellow and yellowish brown crystalline powder. It is odorless, tasteless, soluble in water, ethanol and propylene glycol but difficult to ...view
  • Precautions for Propionyl Chloride

    Precautions for Propionyl Chloride

    August 25, 2020The following points should be noted when using propionyl chloride in China1. Overview of hazardsHealth hazard: its vapor has a strong irritation to respiratory tract and eyes, and causes cough and dy...view
  • An Introduction of Hexyl Bromide

    An Introduction of Hexyl Bromide

    September 24, 2020Hexyl bromide is a transparent or light-yellow liquid with a pungent odor. It is insoluble in water but soluble in alcohols, ethers and esters.Hexyl bromide should be stored in a cool, ventilated ware...view
  • What is Polyether Polyol

    What is Polyether Polyol

    July 6, 2020Polyether polyol is prepared by ring-opening polymerization of epoxide monomers and a compound containing two or more active hydrogen atoms.view
  • 18th China International Lubricants and Technology Exhibition

    18th China International Lubricants and Technology Exhibition

    January 30, 2018September 21-23, 2017 Beijing·China International Exhibition CenterAs the most professional, authoritative and largest international exhibition in China lubricant industry, China International Lubr...view
  • TEL:+86-25-52337978
  • EMAIL: info@njchm.com
  • ADDRESS:12/F, Block B, Technology and Innovation Building, Nanjing University of Technology, No.5 New Model Road, Nanjing 210009, China