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Organic compounds having carbon bonded to bromine are called organic bromides. Depending on the type of carbon to which the bromine is bonded, organic bromide could be alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl. Dehydrobromination, Grignard reactions, reductive coupling, Wittig reaction, and several nucleophilic substitution reactions are some of the principal reactions which involve organic bromides. Due to the reactivity of bromide, they are used as potential precursors or important intermediates in organic synthesis. Vinyl bromides undergo the Heck reaction, which involves C-C coupling with alkene to give substituted alkenes. Methyl bromide is a precursor in the manufacture of several chemicals and is employed as a soil sterilant, mainly for seed production. Alkyl bromides are mainly used as alkylating agents and also find application as a solvent to extract oil from seeds and wool.
Organic bromides such as alkyl bromides are used as fumigants in agriculture to control insects. Ethylene bromide is one of the commercially important organic bromides which are the component of leaded gasoline. Benzyl bromide & nitro-/methoxy-substituted benzyl bromides are frequently used in organic synthesis as preferred protecting groups for alcohols and carboxylic acids. Alkyl bromides may be useful in the preparation of alkyl borates. Materials containing organic bromide compounds are used for reducing mercury emissions during coal combustion.