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Sodium tetraborate is used as a co-catalyst for (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl and sodium hypochlorite oxidation of alcohols in greener and non-chlorinated solvents. It acts as a reagent for the decomposition of oxides and silicates by fusion. It is used to prepare buffers, which is used in gel electrophoresis of DNA. It acts as a source of borate, micronutrient fertilizer, preservative in taxidermy, additive in ceramic slips and glazes. It is also used as a precursor for sodium perborate monohydrate and boric acid. It finds application as fluoride detoxification, neutron absorber in nuclear reactors and to make indelible ink for dip pens.
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Durán, G. M.; Plata, M. R.; Zougagh, M.; Contento, A. M.; Ríos, Á. Microwave-assisted synthesis of water soluble thiol capped CdSe/ZnS quantum dots and its interaction with sulfonylurea herbicides. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2014, 428, 235-241.
Hazard Statements: H360
May damage fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P280-P202-P308+P313-P405-P501a
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