Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Borax

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1510

\bōr-aks, bór-, -әks\ n [ME boras, fr. MF, fr. ML borac-, borax, fr. Arabic būraq, fr. Persian būrah] (14c) Na2B4O7·10H2O. Natural hydrated sodium borate, found in salt lakes and alkali soils. Also, the commercial name for sodium borate. It is used in some fire-retardant paints, and to dissolve casein in distemper.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA