When distilled with phosphoric anhydride they yield nitriles.
91): - 98'734 An ichthyo-coprolite from Tenby was found to contain 15.4% of phosphoric anhydride.
Some other glycerides isolated from natural sources are analogous in composition to tristearin, but with this difference, that the three radicals which replace hydrogen in glycerin are not all identical; thus kephalin, myelin and lecithin are glycerides in which two hydrogens are replaced by fatty acid radicals, and the third by a complex phosphoric acid derivative.
Of phosphoric acid, the cereal crops take up as much as, or more than, any other crops of the rotation, excepting clover; and the greater portion thus taken up is lost to the farm in the saleable product - the grain.
Of potash, each of the rotation crops takes up very much more than of phosphoric acid.