Rangarajan, S.
December 2007
Chemical Business;Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p21
Trade Publication
The article presents information on urea. Also known as carbamine or carbolyl diamide, it was synthesized in 1828 by Wohler from ammonia and cyanic acid. Urea is colorless, water and alcohol soluble but is not soluble in ether. Urea is mainly used as solid fertilizer. According to the article, it is the leading nitrogen fertilizer globally because its high nitrogen content saves on transportation and production costs. The physical properties of Urea are listed and a discussion on how Urea is produced is included.


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