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bromomethane

[broh-muh-meth-eyn] /ˌbroʊ məˈmɛθ eɪn/
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  • bromomethane readily penetrates cell membranes while the bromide ion does not.
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a colourless, nonflammable, highly toxic gas (readily liquefied) belonging to the family of organic halogen compounds. It is used as a fumigant against insects and rodents in food, tobacco, and nursery stock; smaller amounts are used in the preparation of other organic compounds.

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