Calcium Borate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Calcium Borate Properties

Calcium Borate



Calcium borate can be prepared by reacting calcium metal with boric acid. A hydrated form occurs naturally as the minerals colemanite, nobleite and priceite. One of its uses is as a binder in some grades of hexagonal boron nitride for hot pressing. Other uses are flame retardant in epoxy molding compounds, a ceramic flux in some ceramic glazes, reactive self-sealing binders in hazardous waste management, additive for insect-resistant polystyrene, fertilizer, and production of boron glasses.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Bluish white crystal
CAS Number 12007-56-6
IUPAC Name Tricalcium Diborate
InChI 1S/2BO3.3Ca/c2*2-1(3)4;;;/q2*-3;3*+2
Molar Mass 237.8524g/mol
Molecular Formula B2Ca3O6
Synonyms Gerstley Borate;Calcium Borate uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X