Ammonium pentaborate is a product resulting from the controlled reaction of ammonia, water, and boric acid.
A white, crystalline product manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
Cellulose, the basis of wood, cotton, and most other plant-derived raw materials, is in widespread industrial use. It is inherently flammable in many of its forms—paper being a typical example.
Boric oxide, added as borates, is important in glass technology because it brings combinations of properties that would be either technically impossible or prohibitively expensive to achieve in other ways.
Borates are used in the production of steel and non-ferrous metals, alloys, rare earth magnets, amorphous metals, welding fluxes and plating compounds.
Conversion factors for the determination of the principal constituents, or equivalents, of more common boron compounds.