Boric Acid (99.9% Granular) - Bolivia


:   Boric Acid

Cas Number

:   10043-35-3

HS Code

:   281000




Basic Info

Appearance Name

:   White Granules

Common Names

:   Orthoboric Acid


: 25 Kg Bag

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Technical Document

Brief Overview

Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate or boracic acid, is a weak boron acid that is widely used as an antiseptic, pesticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, and precursor to other chemical compounds. With the chemical formula B(OH)3, it appears as colorless crystals or a white powder that dissolves easily in water. In its mineral form, it is known as sassolite.

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Manufacturing Process

Borax, or sodium tetraborate decahydrate, can be converted into boric acid by combining it with a mineral acid, such as hydrochloric acid:

Na2B4O7·10H2O + 2 HCl → 4 B(OH)3 + 2 NaCl + 5 H2O

It is also formed as a byproduct of the hydrolysis of boron trihalides and diborane.

B2H6 + 6 H2O → 2 B(OH)3 + 6 H2
BX3 + 3 H2O → B(OH)3 + 3 HX (X = Cl, Br, I)

Glass Industry

Borate materials are particularly helpful in the production of technical glasses, where it's required to minimize or control thermal expansion or achieve chemical endurance and neutrality. For example, borosilicate glass (which requires a high B2O3), lighting glass, sealing glasses, neutral glasses (such as ampoules, vials, cosmetic containers, and vacuum flasks), manufacturing of composites (fiberglass reinforced plastics) and woven fabrics for electrical and fire / heat resistant applications, cooking and tableware, laboratory and process plant, lighting, sealing, pharmaceutical, optical, and fire resistant glazing are just a few of the many applications for which these glasses are made to meet extremely specific requirements.

Detergent Industry

Boric acid can be used to make laundry detergents and even industrial cleaners. It can stabilize enzymes, enhance bleaching and stain removal, and act as an emulsifier for oils and waxes. It is commonly added to soap and detergent as a supplement.

Leather Industry

Lime can be neutralized using boric acid prior to tanning in the leather-making process.

Cosmetics Industry

In the formulation of numerous product categories, including lotions and creams as well as bath, hair, and skin care items, boric acid is utilized in the personal care and cosmetics industry. Boric acid inhibits or delays the growth of bacteria, keeping makeup and personal hygiene items from going bad. It is also used to control pH and minimize the amount that an acid or base addition will alter a solution's pH. Boric acid also keeps an emulsion from breaking down into its liquid and oil constituents. Additionally, it can be used to alter the consistency of personal hygiene and liquid makeup products.

Plastic Industry

In the industrial sector, boric acid is mostly used to create textile fiberglass, or monofilament fiberglass. Textile fiberglass is used to strengthen plastics in many different applications, including industrial pipelines, yachts, and computer circuit boards.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Occasionally, boric acid is added to salves or dressings. It can also be applied as an antiseptic to minor burns or cuts. Boric acid is used as an eye wash in a highly diluted solution. One antimicrobial substance that can be used to treat acne is boric acid. Another way to prevent athlete's foot is to use powder inside your socks or stockings.

Disinfectant and Cleansing Agents

In addition to being used as an insecticide to get rid of dry and wet rot in wood, boric acid is also utilized as an insecticide. It can be used in conjunction with an ethylene glycol carrier to shield exterior wood against fungal and insect damage. Boric acid is added to the salt mixture during the curing process of sheepskins, calfskins, and cattle hides. This helps control the growth of bacteria and insects.

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