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Synonyms for phosphorus

a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells

a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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Hence an understanding of the facile synthesis of these oxoacids is essential to untangle the origin of water-soluble prebiotic phosphorus compounds and how they might have been incorporated into organisms not only on Earth, but potentially in our universe as well.
(2012), in the case of Cu occurring as heavy metal cations in water supply, the principal immobilization mechanism by phosphorus compounds is the ion-exchange process.
Doolette AL, Smemik RJ, Dougherty WJ (2009) Spiking improved solution phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance identification of soil phosphorus compounds. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73, 919-927.
It is believed that after taking a dip in hot water spring, bone, joint ailments and skin diseases are cured, as the waters contains lot of minerals, especially phosphorus compounds.
Although it holds promise as a noninvasive means of documenting the extent and progression of liver disease [4, 5] and it has been used to improve the level of diagnosis and treatment response in patients with cancer [6], the clinical applications of hepatic 31P MRS remain to be difficult because there was no significant difference of the content of phosphorus compounds between normal hepatic tissue and hepatopathy tissue in vivo; the 31PMRS was only used in vitro [3,5].
Approximately 10-20% of phosphate fertilizer added to soil can be absorbed by plants and the rest are converted to insoluble phosphorus compounds [4].
On 10 February, the EU Council adopted formally a regulation that restricts the use of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in consumer laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents.
648/2004 as Regards the Use of Phosphates and Other Phosphorus Compounds in Household Laundry Detergents [(COM(2010)0597-C7*0356/2010--2010/0298(COD)] (14 Dec 2011), Available: [accessed 13 Jan 2012].
water utility Sofiyska Voda, majority-owned by France's Veolia Water, has completed the overhaul of its Koubratovo water treatment plant to capture nitrogen and phosphorus compounds.
And a primary reason why is that arsenic compounds break down quickly in water while phosphorus compounds do not.
The chemical and physical properties of sediments (presence of iron, grain size, and porosity), the records of the redox potential (Eh), pH, and microbiological activity in the phosphorus compounds are most important.
The toxic emissions - including sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and phosphorus compounds - will be inhaled by people for days.
Other topics of the 27 papers include the evolution of eukaryotic signal transduction and gene regulation, microbial metabolism of reduced phosphorus compounds, biogenesis of the gram- negative bacterial outer membrane, and classification criteria for a hyperstructure bacteria taxonomy.
World-class chemical concern Arkema has announced the launch of a new website to present their Scaleva[TM] solution, an environmentally sensitive substitute to phosphoric acid that reduces phosphorus compounds in wastewater, for hygiene and cleaning in the food industry.