aluminophosphate

noun alu·mi·no·phos·phate \ ə-¦lü-mə-(ˌ)nō-¦fäs-ˌfāt \

Definition of aluminophosphate

plural aluminophosphates
chemistry
:any of a class of compounds formed of aluminum and phosphorus that are often used as molecular sieves
  • Here we report the preparation of aluminophosphate zeolite analogues by using ionic liquids and eutectic mixtures.
  • —Emily R. CooperNature26 Aug. 2004
  • Klinowski says the technique can also predict structures for other crystals, including aluminophosphates and doped silicates.
  • —Samuel K. MooreChemical Week25 Aug. 1999

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