Boron oxide is used as a flux, an acid catalyst and a chemical intermediate in production of boron halides, esters, carbide, nitride and metallic borides. Boron oxide has shown a promising effect on glycerol hydrogenolysis to 1,2-propanediol. It is also an essential material for the preparation of cordierite ceramics from talc. It is actively involved in the production of borosilicate glass. It is an additive used in high-temperature lubricants.
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in methanol.
Hygroscopic and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with acids and strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
May damage fertility or the unborn child.
GHS P Statement
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : ED7900000
TSCA : TSCA