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12007-60-2 - Lithium tetraborate, 99.6% (metals basis) - 12592 - Alfa Aesar

12592 Lithium tetraborate, 99.6% (metals basis)

CAS Number
12007-60-2
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
50g 38.13
250g 134.93
1kg 442.90
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Lithium tetraborate, 99.6% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00011083
EINECS
234-514-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
B4Li2O7
Formula Weight
169.12
Form
Powder
Melting point
930°
Density
2.4
Solubility
Moderately soluble in water.

Applications

Used in the laboratory as LB (Lithium borate) buffer for gel electrophoresis of DNA and RNA. Employed in the borax fusion method to modify mineral powder samples for analysis by WDXRF (Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence) Spectroscopy. Acts as an ingredient in the manufacture of glasses and ceramics. Useful fod dissolving basic oxides such as CaO and MgO. A mixture of lithium metaborate and lithium tetraborate is useful for dissolving most of the inorganic oxides to enable spectrochemical analysis.

Notes

Hygroscopic in nature. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Literature References

Annalakshmi, O.; Jose, M. T.; Amarendra, G. Dosimetric characteristics of manganese doped lithium tetraborate - An improved TL phosphor. Radiat. Meas. 2011, 46, 669-675.

Senyshyn, A.; Schwarz, B.; Lorenz, T.; Adamiv, V. T.; Burak, Y. V.; Banys, J.; Grigalaitis, R.; Vasylechko, L.; Ehrenberg, H.; Fuess, H. Low-temperature crystal structure, specific heat, and dielectric properties of lithium tetraborate. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 108, 093524.

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.

Other References

Merck
14,5524
Harmonized Tariff Code
2840.20
TSCA
Yes

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