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  • white
  • Israel has admitted to using white phosphorus during its war on the Gaza Strip earlier this year, but says it did so in accordance with international law. (uncensored.co.nz)
  • The Israeli army "used munitions containing white phosphorus" in Gaza, the document said, but it denied violating international law, saying it had not fired such weapons inside populated areas. (uncensored.co.nz)
  • Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros, reporting from Jerusalem, said the Israeli army had initially denied using white phosphorus, a chemical agent that causes severe burns. (uncensored.co.nz)
  • International law permits the use of white phosphorus as an "obscurant" to cover troop movements and prevent enemies from using certain guided weapons. (uncensored.co.nz)
  • UN officials have also said that they have evidence that white phosphorus was used in an attack on the UN relief agency's main building in Gaza that left three people injured. (uncensored.co.nz)
  • nutrients
  • Fortunately, very few nutrients are as widely available throughout our WHFoods as phosphorus. (whfoods.org)
  • Most other major nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium enter terrestrial communities through the weathering of bedrock. (britannica.com)
  • Nutrients, in particular phosphorus (P), are one of these resources which can threaten waterways, but are also a highly valued commodity. (werf.org)
  • Phosphorus is used by plants in numerous processes such as photophosphorylation, genetic transfer, the transportation of nutrients, and phospholipid cell membranes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus in the form of phosphate is very efficiently absorbed in the small intestine, especially compared to many other minerals - like calcium, iron and magnesium , for example. (draxe.com)
  • 4. Workman ML. Magnesium and phosphorus: the neglected electrolytes. (empowher.com)
  • Phosphorus may be a lesser known mineral than the other minerals with which it is commonly grouped (like calcium or magnesium), but it is not one bit less important. (whfoods.org)
  • atom
  • An international team of researchers has recently announced the completion of the smallest transistor ever made, built out of a single phosphorus atom in silicon. (thefutureofthings.com)
  • PBr3
  • PBr3 + 3 ROH → 3 RBr + HP(O)(OH)2 The mechanism (shown for a primary alcohol) involves formation of a phosphorus ester (to form a good leaving group), followed by an SN2 substitution. (wikipedia.org)
  • biosphere
  • Of all the elements recycled in the biosphere , phosphorus is the scarcest and therefore the one most limiting in any given ecological system. (britannica.com)
  • Phosphorus forms parts of important life-sustaining molecules that are very common in the biosphere. (wikipedia.org)