Phosphorus-from discovery to commodity

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-122
Number of pages15
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


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