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Spectroflux 110, Lithium tetraborate & Lithium metaborate, 66.5:33.5 w/w% - 12086 - Alfa Aesar

12086 Spectroflux 110, Lithium tetraborate & Lithium metaborate, 66.5:33.5 w/w%

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Spectroflux 110, Lithium tetraborate & Lithium metaborate, 66.5:33.5 w/w%


Chemical Properties

Crystalline powder
Melting point
Slightly soluble in water.


Intermediate activity flux. Suitable for aluminosilicates and calcareous refractories. Often used in testing of cement and steel. Samples must be fully oxidizedSpectroflux 110, Lithium tetraborate & Lithium metaborate, 66.5:33.5 w/w% is used to dissolve aluminosilicates ranging from 100% silicon dioxide to 100% aluminum(III) oxide. It has intermediate acidity and suitable for aluminosilicates and calcareous refractories.


Hygroscopic. Incompatible with water, moisture and oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Baggio, S. B.; Hartmann, L. A.; Massonne, H. J.; Theye, T.; Antunes, L. M. Silica gossan as a prospective guide for amethyst geode deposits in the Ametista do Sul mining district, Paraná volcanic province, southern Brazil. J. Geochem. Explor. 2015, 159, 213-226.

McLaren, T. I.; Smernik, R. J.; Simpson, R. J.; McLaughlin, M. J.; McBeath, T. M.; Guppy, C. N.; Richardson, A. E. Spectral sensitivity of solution 31P NMR spectroscopy is improved by narrowing the soil to solution ratio to 1:4 for pasture soils of low organic P content. Geoderma 2015, 257-258, 48-57.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335

Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P301+P312-P312-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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