PHOSPHORUS 2000Author: D.E.C. Corbridge , Harrogate, England
Publish date: March 2000
Phosphorus 2000 gives a unique coverage of the whole field of phosphorus chemistry and endeavours to summarise the subject at the start of the twenty-first century. Phosphorus chemistry is very wide ranging, reaching into many other branches of science including biochemistry and numerous industrial technologies. The present book has been adapted from the fifth edition of Phosphorus: An Outline of its Chemistry, Biochemistry & Technology (1995), to which corrections, major rearrangements of text, and many additions have been made. Phosphorus chemistry is treated here as a major branch of science in its own right - displacing the outmoded and frequently inappropriate concepts of 'organic' and 'inorganic' branches of chemistry which have been inherited from earlier centuries. Fundamental aspects are covered, a broad survey is carried out, and some of the very recent advances are also included. Adequate coverage of the simpler derivatives, together with most of the historically, academically, and industrially important compounds has been achieved. The work is intended to bridge the existing gap between graduate-level knowledge and that presented in highly specialised books and reviews on selected topics which have to date been published. The book will form an excellent starting point for anyone embarking on detailed studies of any aspect of phosphorus chemistry, and will be a useful reference guide for research workers and technologists dealing with phosphorus compounds or working in closely related fields.