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Methyl Iodide

Methyl iodide, also called iodomethane, and commonly abbreviated "MeI," is the chemical compound with the formula CH3I. It is a dense, colorless, highly volatile liquid. 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 rice plantations in small amounts. Methyl iodide is used in organic synthesis as a source of methyl group.

Product Methyl Iodide
CAS No. 74-88-4
Molecular formula CH3I
Molecular weight 141.94
Description Clear Colourless Heavy liquid
Assay (GC, area %) Min. 99.0 %
Density (5 0C) 2.271 – 2.277 g / cm3

Maximum Limits of Impurities

Boiling Range 400C to 420C
Methanol (as CH3OH) 0.3 %
Free Acid (as HI) 0.1 %