aluminophosphate

noun

alu·​mi·​no·​phos·​phate ə-¦lü-mə-(ˌ)nō-¦fäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce aluminophosphate (audio)
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. Cooper, Nature, 26 Aug. 2004
Klinowski says the technique can also predict structures for other crystals, including aluminophosphates and doped silicates.Samuel K. Moore, Chemical Week, 25 Aug. 1999

Word History

Etymology

alumino- + phosphate

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aluminophosphate was in 1914

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“Aluminophosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminophosphate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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