CHARACTERISTICS

  • Its other names are sodium tetra borate, borax, sodium pyroborate, borax anhydrous, borax pentahydrate.
  • It is a white colored granulated powder with a slight salty taste
  • Water evaporate when it is heated

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in water and glycerin
  • Insoluble in alcohol

EFFECTS

  • Less poisonous and doesn’t catch fire

COMPOSITION

  • It is present naturally but can also be prepared synthetically

GRADES

  • Crystal, powder, pharmaceutical, technical, USP, BP, CP

DENSITY

  • 1.73

MELTING POINT

  • 75-320 OC

USES

  • It is used in leather industry photography, bleaching agent, herbicides, pharmaceutical, anti-corrosion compounds, detergents, fertilizers, heat resistant glass, paints, laboratory regent, fire proof paper and cloth making.
  • It is also used in the following cosmetic products:
  • Cold cream, beauty cream, hands and body lotion, vanishing cream, medicated cream, shampoo and moisturizing cream.

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