Methyl Bromide 98%

Chemical Name: Methyl Bromide 98%

Formula: CH3Br

CAS Number: 74-83-9

General & Use:
Methyl Bromide, a colorless gas, odorless at low concentrations; a colorless to straw-colored liquid under pressure or refrigeration, is a powerful fumigant used widely for both soil and space fumigation providing very efficient and economic control.
Major Features of Methyl Bromide are:

  • Highly effective against a wide range of soil-borne pests.
  • Quick and deep penetration into the soil.
  • Very short exposure period.
  • Short waiting period between fumigation and sowing or planting.
  • Penetration into undecomposed material.
  • Good efficacy in a wide range of temperatures.
  • Increased growth response effect.

METABROM 980®, containing 98% MBr by weight, is the formulation of choice for soil fumigation. The 2% chloropicrin added serves as an efficient warning agent.


Assay for MBr Only (by GC) % >99.7
Chloropicrin % 1.4 – 2
Specific Gravity 0 °C

Initial Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg °C

1.73 – 1.735

3.5 – 3.5

Acidity (as HBr) ppm <6

METABROM 980®, 98% methyl bromide + 2% chloropicrin w/w is available in returnable 50 and 100 kg cylinders as well as in 454 g (1 lb) and 681 g (1 .5 lb) tinned steel cans.
Packaging specifications are available on request.

  • Please note that the values indicated do not constitute specification limits. To obtain current specifications, refer to your local Sales Office/Representative or ICL-IP Head Office at address herein.


  1. Click for PDF – Methyl Bromide -Safety Handbook
  2. Montreal Protocol (external link)