Hittorf's phosphorus love

Hittorf's phosphorus

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  • n. A purple crystaline allotrope of phosphorus.

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Named after Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824-1914) who first produced it in 1865. (Reference: John Emsley, The Shocking History of Phosphorus, 2000, ISBN 0-330-39005-8, page 304.)

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