Boric Acid Powder
What you are buying
You are buying high purity Boric Acid powder. The powder is officially certified and comes with a certificate of analysis detailing the Boric Acid's composition and other quality characteristics.
We supply the highest quality Boric Acid powder available on the market. The product is odourless, non-staining and often used for indoor insect control.
Packaging of the product is dependent on the quantity purchased, more information on this can be found on the packaging page.
Boric Acid Uses
This high purity, BP grade Boric Acid powder, the main uses and benefits of Boric Acid are:
- Boric Acid is used widely as an antiseptic. Boric Acid is a common ingredient in contact lenses solutions due to its antiseptic properties.
- Boric Acid is used widely as an insecticide. It helps protect agriculture and non-agricultural products from insects, spiders, mites, mould and fungi, weeds and algae.
- Boric Acid is used medicinally in ophthalmology to protect against bacterial and fungal infections such as athlete's foot.
- Boric Acid is a commonly used chemical in a variety of materials due to its flame-retardant and heat-resistant propertied. Common products using Boric Acid as a flame retardent include mattresses, furniture, insulation, plastics and textiles.
Boric Acid Powder Information
Boric acid, also called boracic acid or orthoboric acid or Acidum Boricum, is a mild acid often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium, and as a precursor of other chemical compounds. Boric acid flakes exist in the form of colourless crystals and dissolve in water.
Boric Acid has the chemical formula H3BO3, sometimes written B (OH) 3. When occurring as a mineral, it is called sassolite.
Boron-based products are used in hundreds of applications and productive processes. In ancient times used principally as a soldering agent, today such products have a fundamental role everywhere, thanks to the variegated properties of Boron. These extend from catalysts in chemical reactions through to micro-nutrients in the life-cycle of plants, from combustion inhibitors to moderators in nuclear reaction.
Boric acid (100%) powder is odourless, non-staining and often used for indoor insect control. This product can be used to kill roaches, water bugs, ants, fleas and silverfish. Insects walk through the dust, ingest it, and die within hours.
MEDICINAL - Boric acid can be used as an antiseptic for minor burns or cuts and is sometimes used in dressing or salves or is applied in very dilute eyewash in a 1.5% solution. It is also used as prevention of athlete’s foot, by inserting powder in the socks or stocking, and in solution can be used to treat some kinds of ear infections in both humans and animals.
INSECTICIDAL - Boric acid has been registered as an insecticide since 1948 for control of cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish and many other insects. It acts as a stomach poison affecting the insects’ metabolism. The dry powder is abrasive to the insects’ exoskeleton. Boric acid is generally considered to be safe to use in household kitchens to control cockroaches and ants. Boric acid can be used to make homemade ant bait by dissolving 1 teaspoon powdered boric acid and 10 teaspoons sugar into 2 cups (~500ml) of water. The mixture can then be absorbed into cotton balls, which are left near ant trails.
PRESERVATION - In combination with its use as an insecticide, boric acid also prevents and destroys existing wet and dry rot in timbers. In combination with an ethylene glycol carrier boric acid can be used to treat external wood against fungal insect attacks.