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phosphite

Line breaks: phos|phite
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfʌɪt
 
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Definition of phosphite in English:

noun

Chemistry
Old-fashioned term for phosphonate.
Example sentences
  • 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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