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Boric acid, known by various names such as hydrogen borate or boracic acid, functions as a weak boron acid and is commonly utilized as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or a precursor to other chemical compounds. With the chemical formula B(OH)3, it appears as colorless crystals or a white powder that readily dissolves in water. In its mineral form, it is referred to as sassolite.
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Borax, or sodium tetraborate decahydrate, can be made into boric acid by reacting it with a mineral acid, like hydrochloric acid:
Na2B4O7·10H2O + 2 HCl → 4 B(OH)3 + 2 NaCl + 5 H2O
It is also produced as a byproduct of diborane and boron trihalides being hydrolyzed:
B2H6 + 6 H2O → 2 B(OH)3 + 6 H2
BX3 + 3 H2O → B(OH)3 + 3 HX (X = Cl, Br, I)
In the manufacturing of technical glasses, where it's necessary to reduce or control thermal expansion or attain chemical durability and neutrality, borate materials are especially useful. These glasses are designed to meet extremely specific requirements for a wide range of applications, such as the following: borosilicate glass (needs high B2O3), lighting glass, sealing glasses, neutral glasses (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.
Industrial cleaners and even laundry care products can be made with boric acid. It can improve stain removal and bleaching, stabilize enzymes, and function as an emulsifier for waxes and oils. It is frequently used as a supplement in detergent and soap.
Boric acid can be used to neutralize lime before tanning in the leather-making process.
Boric acid is used in the formulation of many different product types in cosmetics and personal care products, such as lotions and creams as well as bath, hair, and skin care products. Boric acid stops or slows down the growth of bacteria, preventing the spoiling of cosmetics and personal hygiene products. It is also used to regulate pH and lessen the amount that an addition of an acid or base will change the pH of a solution. Additionally, boric acid prevents an emulsion from dissolving into its liquid and oil components. It can also be used to change the consistency of liquid makeup and personal hygiene products.
Boric acid is primarily used in industry to make monofilament fiberglass, also known as textile fiberglass. Plastics are reinforced with textile fiberglass in a variety of applications, such as computer circuit boards, industrial piping, and boats.
Boric acid is occasionally used in dressings or salves, and it can be used as an antiseptic for small cuts or burns. As an eye wash, boric acid is applied in a very diluted solution. Boric acid is an antibacterial compound that can be used as a treatment for acne. Athlete's foot can also be avoided by using powder inside stockings or socks.
Disinfectant and Cleansing Agents
Boric acid is used as an insecticide in addition to preventing and eliminating wet and dry rot in wood. It can be applied in conjunction with a carrier of ethylene glycol to protect external wood from insect and fungal damage. When curing sheepskins, calfskins, and cattle hides, boric acid is added to the salt mixture. This aids in the regulation of both insect and bacterial growth.