It will likely surpass that level in 2013, according to rhodium Group, which does detailed tracking of Chinese investment.
Yellowish; odour resembles that of oil of rhodium, for which it is often sold, as well as the distilled water for rose water.
Oil of anise or rhodium is sometimes used for the same purpose.
The oil of rhodium, is extracted from the wood of the convolvolus scoparius.
Palladium, rhodium and tellurium are also met with as alloys of gold.
It is chiefly employed for tipping the nibs of metallic pens (rhodium or everlasting pens).
Some persons recommend the addition of a little oil of rhodium or oil of aniseed.
Drop twelve drops of genuine oil of rhodium on a lump of loaf-sugar.
This is usually found alloyed with iron and with other metals of the platinum group, especially iridium, rhodium, and palladium.
According to Wollaston, the specific gravity of rhodium is 11.
hard white metallic element, 1804, Modern Latin, coined by its discoverer, English physician William H. Wollaston (1766-1828), and named for the color of solutions containing it, from Greek rhodon "rose" (see rose (n.1)) + metallic element ending -ium.
rhodium rho·di·um (rō'dē-əm)
A hard durable metallic element. Atomic number 45; atomic weight 102.905; melting point 1,964°C; boiling point 3,700°C; specific gravity 12.41; valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
A rare, silvery-white metallic element that is hard, durable, and resistant to acids. It is used as a permanent plating for jewelry and is added to platinum to make high-temperature alloys. Atomic number 45; atomic weight 102.905; melting point 1,966°C; boiling point 3,727°C; specific gravity 12.41; valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. See Periodic Table.