Calcium Borate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Calcium Borate Properties

Calcium Borate

Description

 

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
InChIKey VLCLHFYFMCKBRP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Molar Mass 237.8524g/mol
Molecular Formula B2Ca3O6
Synonyms Gerstley Borate;Calcium Borate
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