|Title||Paper, 'A paper of the honourable Robt [Robert] Boyle deposited with the secretarys [sic] of the Royal Society and opened since his death being an account of his way of making the phosphorus etc.' by Robert Boyle|
|Date||30 September 1680|
|Description||Boyle describes how to make phosphorus from stale human urine that has been distilled over heat into a syrup. This syrup is then mixed with fine, white sand and heating in a stone retort until phosphorus is produced.|
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A paper of the Honourable Robert Boyl's, deposited with the secretaries of the Royal Society, Octob. 14. 1680. and opened since his death; being an account of his making the phosphorus, etc'.
Received by Robert Hooke. Read to the Royal Society on 16 October 1680.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1693.0002|
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 17, no 196, p 583
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8137||Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist||1627 - 1691|
|NA8242||Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher||1635 - 1703|