Chapter 1. Introduction and Background. Chapter 2. Phosphides and Simple Compounds. Chapter 3. Phosphates. Chapter 4. Phosphorus - Carbon Compounds I. Chapter 5. Phosphorus - Nitrogen Compounds. Chapter 6. Esters, Agrochemicals and Medichemicals. Chapter 7. Phosphorus with Group VI Elements. Chapter 8. Phosphorus - Carbon Compounds II. Chapter 9. Phosphorus with Group III and Group IV Elements. Chapter 10. Metal - Phosphorus Coordination Compounds. Chapter 11. Biopolymers. Chapter 12. Nutrition and Food Technology. Chapter 13. Metabolic Processes. Chapter 14. Special Topics. Appendix. Index.