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40114 Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, ACS, 99.5-105.0%

CAS Number
1303-96-4
Synonyms
Borax
Sodium borate (tetra) decahydrate

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Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, ACS, 99.5-105.0%

MDL
MFCD00149193
EINECS
215-540-4

Chemical Properties

Formula
B4Na2O7•10H2O
Formula Weight
381.37 (201.22anhy)
Form
Powder
Melting point
75°
Density
1.73
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, glycerol and ethanol. Insoluble in acids

Applications

It is used in detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes. It is likewise employed to prepare buffer solutions in biochemistry, as a fire retardant, anti-fungal compound, in the manufacture of fiberglass, as a flux in metallurgy, neutron-capture shields for radioactive sources, a texturing agent in cooking, and as a harbinger for other boron compounds. The molten borax bath is useful for carbide coating process on metals. It is applied as an efficient metal-free catalyst for Hetero-Michael reactions in an aqueous medium.

Notes

100° -5H{2}O, 150° -9H{2}O, 320° -10H{2}O. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Literature References

Nasir, M. Z. M.; Sofer, Z.; Ambrosi, A.; Pumera, M. A limited anodic and cathodic potential window of MoS2: limitations in electrochemical applications. Nanoscale 2015 , 7 (7), 3126-3129.

Hussain, S.; Bharadwaj, S. K.; Chaudhuri, M. K.; Kalita, H. Borax as an Efficient Metal-Free Catalyst for Hetero-Michael Reactions in an Aqueous Medium.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H319-H360FD

Causes serious eye irritation. May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P264b-P280i-P281-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P337+P313-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,8590
Harmonized Tariff Code
2840.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
VZ2275000

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