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  Boric Acid #012-238
Boric Acid
Chemical Name:
Boric Acid
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
Orthoboric Acid, Boracic Acid

Detailed Product Description:

Also called Boracic Acid, Orthoboric Acid or Acidum Boricum, Boric

Acid is a mild acid that exists in the form of colorless crystals or a

white powder that dissolves in water. 


Uses & Application Notes:

Often used as an antiseptic, in insecticides, in flame retardants, in

nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium, and as

a precursor in other chemical compounds.  Used as an antiseptic

for minor burns or cuts and is sometimes used in dressings or salves

or is applied in a very dilute solution as an eye wash.


Boric acid has the distinction of being the only known acid that is actually

beneficial (rather than harmful) to the eyes, and as such is used by

opthalmologists and in some commercial eye drops.


Industrial uses

Boric acid is often used in combination with denatured alcohol to reduce

surface oxidation and firescale from forming on metals during annealing

and soldering operations.



Boric acid is poisonous if taken internally or inhaled although it is

generally not considered to be much more toxic than table salt.

Strong irritant to skin and mucous membranes.

Download, read, and understand the MSDS before using this substance.

                Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)


Comes packaged in HDPE bottles or 5 gallon bucket.