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Sigma-Aldrich

Boric acid

99.999% trace metals basis

Linear Formula:
H3BO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
61.83
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

vapor pressure

2.6 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

99.999% trace metals basis

form

crystalline powder

mp

160 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

water: 49.2 g/L at 20 °C

density

1.49 g/cm3 at 23 °C

SMILES string

OB(O)O

InChI

1S/BH3O3/c2-1(3)4/h2-4H

InChI key

KGBXLFKZBHKPEV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Boric acid is a weak monobasic acid, it accepts OH- ions, hence is a Lewis acid. In boric acid, B is sp2 hybridized, forming a planar triangle structure.The principal oxide of boron, B2O3, is obtained as a vitreous solid by dehydration of boric acid at red heat.

Application

Boric acid can be used as fungicide, bactericide, antiseptic, insecticide. Large scale use in glass industry as flame retardant, in buffer solutions.
Boric acid finds uses in several areas; such as
  • In glass fibres, to enhance its resistance and color
  • In glazing ceramic wares
  • As a condensing agent, chemical intermediate and as a precursor for preparation of borates and other boron based compounds
  • As a water coolant in nuclear reactors
  • In electrolytic condensers and capacitors 1

Packaging

10, 50, 250 g in poly bottle
Packaged in poly bottles

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 1

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Hye Ryeo Lee et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1346, 117-122 (2014-05-09)
In liquid phase microextraction, high enrichment factors can be obtained using an acceptor phase of small volume. By hanging an acceptor drop at the separation capillary tip, single drop microextraction (SDME) can be in-line coupled with capillary electrophoresis (CE). The...
Akie Shimotohno et al.
Plant & cell physiology, 56(4), 620-630 (2015-02-12)
Boron, an essential micronutrient, is transported in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana mainly by two different types of transporters, BORs and NIPs (nodulin26-like intrinsic proteins). Both are plasma membrane localized, but have distinct transport properties and patterns of cell type-specific accumulation...
Albert Serrà et al.
ACS nano, 8(5), 4630-4639 (2014-05-03)
Electrodeposition from microemulsions using ionic liquids is revealed as a green method for synthesizing magnetic alloyed nanoparticles, avoiding the use of aggressive reducing agents. Microemulsions containing droplets of aqueous solution (electrolytic solution containing Pt(IV) and Co(II) ions) in an ionic...
Sheng Tang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1373, 31-39 (2014-12-02)
Layered double oxide hollow spheres (LDO-HSs) were synthesized and employed as a dissolvable sorbent in dispersive solid-phase extraction (DSPE) to extract eleven United States Environmental Protection Agency's priority phenols from aqueous samples. With their higher specific surface area, LDO-HSs showed...
Sunita A Ramesh et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7879-7879 (2015-07-30)
The non-protein amino acid, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) rapidly accumulates in plant tissues in response to biotic and abiotic stress, and regulates plant growth. Until now it was not known whether GABA exerts its effects in plants through the regulation of...

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