Phosphates Stocks List
|SHIP||A||Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp||-1.67|
|TRIB||A||Trinity Biotech plc||3.28|
|CHSCO||A||CHS Inc - Class B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock||0.26|
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|EWZ||A||iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund||19.03|
|ILF||A||iShares Latin America 40 ETF||15.17|
|FLBR||A||Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF||14.87|
|SLX||B||Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund||12.42|
|FLLA||A||Franklin FTSE Latin America ETF||10.05|
A phosphate is chemical derivative of phosphoric acid. The phosphate ion (PO3−4) is an inorganic chemical, the conjugate base that can form many different salts. In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organophosphate, is an ester of phosphoric acid. Of the various phosphoric acids and phosphates, organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and biogeochemistry (and, consequently, in ecology), and inorganic phosphates are mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and industry. At elevated temperatures in the solid state, phosphates can condense to form pyrophosphates.
In biology, adding phosphates to—and removing them from—proteins in cells are both pivotal in the regulation of metabolic processes. Referred to as phosphorylation and dephosphorylation, respectively, they are important ways that energy is stored and released in living systems.