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Title: Phosphorus-From discovery to commodity
Authors: Wisniak, Jaime
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Phosphorus is nearly the most widely and evenly distributed element on the surface of the earth, and probably the most subdivided. From a laboratory curiosity in the seventeeth century, it became recognized as a fundamental element of life and a large chemical commodity, improving agriculture and industry like very few other discoveries by men have done.
Description: 108-122
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJCT Vol.12(1) [January 2005]

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