Hittorf's phosphorus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.)

Noun[edit]

Hittorf's phosphorus (uncountable)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) A purple crystalline allotrope of phosphorus.