What Is Methyl Iodide and How Is It Formed

What Is Methyl Iodide and How Is It Formed

Naturally formed chemical compounds and synthesized chemical compounds are available in their pure forms and are used for different purposes. One such naturally formed chemical compound is Methyl Iodide and is also referred as iodomethane. Its chemical formula is CH3I and its chemical properties are almost similar to many other chemical compounds. It is a colorless and odorless chemical liquid. It has dense structure. It is available in rice plantation as the compound gets emitted by the rice plants. The amount of emission is too less hence the Methyl Iodide is synthesized by many manufacturers. There are multiple methods to prepare this compound and manufacturers adopt suitable one for them and their industry infrastructure. The CAS number for methyl iodide is 74-88-4 and manufacturers use for identifying the compound.

Methyl-iodide

Methyl iodide

 

Preparation Methods Followed By Methyl Iodide Manufacturers

The Methyl Iodide compound is related to methane but, forms by the replacement of one hydrogen atom. One iodine atom takes the place of one hydrogen atom. The preparation methods are based on few reactions and some are given below. This compound can be released by the reaction of iodine on the combination of red phosphorous and methanol. It can be formed by the reaction of potassium iodide and dimethyl sulphate. One more commonly used reaction for the preparation of Methyl Iodide is by catalyzing method. Here reaction of potassium iodide and methanol are catalyzed by acid.  All these reactions require special laboratory arrangement and huge infrastructure.

Methyl iodide CRC MW IR dimensions 2D

Methyl iodide CRC MW IR dimensions 2D

The Methyl Iodide manufacturers are asked to control the negative effects of reactions by not channelizing the preparation waste into the environment. They need to assure the harmless manufacturing of this compound. It is highly reactive agent hence need to be stored carefully for avoiding the reaction of this compound with other naturally available compounds. Storage system has to be maintained by the manufacturers. Manufacturers supply the compound to different industries for carrying out different applications through Methyl Iodide suppliers and they make sure to trade with reliable suppliers. Laboratory methods for the preparation of this compound are chosen by the virtue of many other factors.

Main Applications of Methyl Iodide

Applications of this compound are many and the main application is for the control of pests in the garden or plantations. This is directly applicable in few of the fields where as indirect application is also considered. It is used as a pesticide and in the treatment of soil. The main application is seen in the fields of tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. It is use in the manufacturing of Methyl Magnesium Iodide also known as Grignard reagent. It is again required for the formation of Tetra Methyl Ammonium Hydroxide. The Methyl Iodide producers look for good suppliers because only well-equipped suppliers can do the better job. The whole world is looking for the advantages of this compound but excess of usage may cause harm to the environment. Hence, its applications are restricted to some extent however it is still in use as a pesticide in many parts of the world.

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