Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 163, Issue 3, pp 157–158

Sulfur and its Doppelgänger


    • Institute of EducationUniversity of Warwick

DOI: 10.1007/BF00305347

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Kelly, D.P. Arch Microbiol (1995) 163: 157. doi:10.1007/BF00305347


The case is presented for the universal adoption of the ‘f’ spelling of the element sulfur and of all other names containing the ‘sulf-’ root. This requires the overdue implementation of the IUPAC ruling that ‘sulfur’ is the only acceptable English spelling for this element, its compounds, and derivative words.

Key words

SulfurSulphurThiosulfateThionylThionic acidsPolythionatesDesulfovibrioSulfolobus
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