Definition of phosphite in English:

phosphite

Syllabification: phos·phite
Pronunciation: /ˈfäsfīt
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • old-fashioned term for phosphonate (see phosphonic acid).
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    • At BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Joaquim-Henrique Teles and coworkers have described the use of cationic gold complexes of the type [L-Au +] (where L is a phosphine, phosphite or an arsine) for the addition of alcohols to alkynes.
    • The fungicidal composition includes a phosphorus-containing compound such as phosphorous acid, a phosphite salt, and a phosphate salt or mixtures thereof.

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