In continuation of our work on haloforms, the decay of CH stretch excitation in bromoform is modeled using molecular dynamics simulations. An intermolecular force field is obtained by fitting ab initio energies at select CHBr3 dimer geometries to a potential function. The solvent forces on vibrational modes obtained in the simulation are used to compute relaxation rates. The Landau-Teller approach points to a single acceptor state in the initial step of CH stretch relaxation. The time scale for this process is found to be 50-90 ps, which agrees well with the experimental value of 50 ps. The reason for the selectivity of the acceptor is elaborated. Results from a time-dependent approach to the decay rates are also discussed. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.