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221732

Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium tetraborate

99%

Synonym(s):
Borax, fused
Linear Formula:
Na2B4O7
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
201.22
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

assay

99%

mp

741 °C (lit.)

density

2.367 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

[Na+].[Na+].[O-]B1Ob2ob([O-])ob(O1)o2

InChI

1S/B4O7.2Na/c5-1-7-3-9-2(6)10-4(8-1)11-3;;/q-2;2*+1

InChI key

UQGFMSUEHSUPRD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Sodium tetraborate (Na2B4O7) can be used as a co-catalyst for the oxidation of alcohols to corresponding carbonyl compounds in greener non-chlorinated solvents in the presence of TEMPO/NaOCl. It is also used as a structure-directing agent as well as a catalyst in the preparation of carbon aerogels using glucose as the carbon precursor.

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

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

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  5. Is Product 221732, Sodium tetraborate, soluble in water?

    Per the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry this product is slow to dissolve in water and may require heat at 40°C and stirring. We have tested the solubility at 33 mg/mL water.

  6. Do we offer a more water soluble Sodium tetraborate?

    Product No. S9640, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, is soluble in water at 62 mg/mL or 160 mM. If you use hot water you can get a 4.4 M solution.

  7. What is the appearance of Product 221732,  Sodium tetraborate?

    This product is a powder. It may be either crystalline or granular.

  8. Is Product 221732,  Sodium tetraborate, a fused borax?

    Yes, Product No. 221732 is a fused borax.

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