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Boric acid

Product Number

CAS No. 10043-35-3

Description

Boric acid is a weak acid used in medical applications, as an insecticide, and industrial applications like producing fiberglass.

Packaging Options: Typically available in drums, totes, and bulk. Contact us or ask your representative for further information.

Synonyms

Trihydrooxidoboron, Orthoboric acid, Boracic acid, Sassolite, Optibor, Borofax, Trihydroxyborane, Boron(III) hydroxide

Applications

Boric acid is a weak acid which occurs naturally or is often formed by reacting borax with a mineral acid. It has a wide variety of major uses, including medical uses as an anti-septic or as an acne treatment, insecticidal uses in household ant and cockroach traps, and industrial uses like producing fiberglass. Boric acid also has many minor in other processes, encompassing lubrication, wood preservation, and even nuclear power. In combination with polydimethylsiloxane it forms a pliable, bouncing putty often used as a household toy.

Compatibilities

Boric acid is compatible with most common metals, plastics, and elastomers, but is incompatible with bases, cyanides, sulfites, and strong oxidizing or reducing agents. Please see SDS for full safety and compatibility information.

Variants

Product NameProduct NumberDescription

Powdered Boric Acid, Technical Grade

AC5003

A powdered, technical grade boric acid.

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Granular Boric Acid, Technical Grade

AC5001

A granular, technical grade boric acid.

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Granular Boric Acid, NF (USP)

AC5005

Granular boric acid meeting NF and USP specifications.

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