aluminophosphate

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

Definition of aluminophosphate

plural

aluminophosphates

chemistry

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of aluminophosphate

alumino- + phosphate


First Known Use: 1914


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