- Named for Johann Böhm, German chemist, + -ite (Wiktionary)
- German Böhmit, after J. Böhm (1858-1930), German scientist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.”
“These minerals are gibbsite (Al (OH) 3), diaspore (AlO (OH)), and boehmite (AlO (OH)).”
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