Borax (Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate)

Borax is a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes. It is used to make buffer solutions in biochemistry, as a fire retardant, as an anti-fungal compound, in the manufacture of fiberglass, as a flux in metallurgy, neutron-capture shields for radioactive sources, a texturing agent in cooking, as a cross-linking agent in slime, as an alkali in photographic developers, as a precursor for other boron compounds, and is useful as an insecticide (similarly to boric acid).



Borax – Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate

Also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, Borax has a number of different uses:

  • An insect killer, particularly in roach killing products and as moth-preventative (10% solution on wool). Also works as an ant deterrent
  • A fungicide
  • A herbicide
  • A desiccant
  • A laundry booster
  •  A general household cleaner

Borax is an ingredient in several other products, such as:

  • Buffer solutions
  • Flame retardants
  • Teeth bleaching products
  • Glass, ceramics and pottery
  • Enamel glazes
  • For science projects such as green coloured fire, slime and Borax crystals.

It is dispatched as colourless, odourless crystals, in a powder form.



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