A wide variety of organobromine compounds are used in industry. Brominated flame retardants represent a commodity of growing importance, and represent the largest commercial use of bromine. Ethylene bromide was an additive in gasolines containing lead anti-engine knocking agents. Poisonous methyl bromide was widely used as pesticide to fumigate soil and to fumigate housing, by the tenting method.
Dangerous Goods Info:
This compound is forbidden to ship by air under IATA regulations.