Boric Acid AR – 500g

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CAS Number:10043-35-3


  • Hydrogen Borate
  • Trihydrooxidoboron
  • Acidum Boricum

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Boric Acid AR ( H3BO3) comes as a white powder or colourless crystals that dissolve in water. It has different uses in different industries, including the below

  • As an insecticide to kill cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish, and many other insects
  • in the manufacture of glass, pottery, enamels, glazes, cosmetics, cements, porcelain, leather, carpets, hats, soaps, artificial gems, and in tanning, printing, dyeing, painting, and photography.
  • as an antiseptic, slowing down the growth of microorganisms
  • as flame retardant, to slow down fire or to prevent the start of fire

Boric Acid AR – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-B5
Chemical Name: Boric Acid Crystals
Chemical Grade: AR
Chemical Formula: H₃BO₃
Chemical Weight: 61,83 g/mol
CAS No: 10043-35-3
Chemical Synonyms: Boric Acid, Orthoboric Acid, Boracic Acid.

Boric Acid AR – Hazards Identification
REACH No: 01-2119486683-25-XXXX
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

Boric Acid AR – Hazards statements
H360FD – May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.
Precautionary statements
P201 – Obtain special instructions before use.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P308 + P313 – IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.

Boric Acid AR – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: H₃BO₃
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119486683-25-XXXX

First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If: Inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If: Skin Contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If: Eye Contac: Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
If: Swallowed: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labeling section.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available
Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Use Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical or Carbon Dioxide.
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: No Data Available
Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Use personal protective equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Avoid breathing dust.
Enviromental Precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Do not let product enter drains.
Method for Containment: Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust.
Sweep up and shovel.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Boric Acid AR – Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Avoid exposure – obtain special instructions before use.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool place.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Moisture sensitive.
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
No Data Available
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Eye/Face Protection: Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves.
Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching gloves outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Full contact –
Material: Nitrile rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Dermatril®
Splash contact –
Material: Nitrile rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Dermatril®
Data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124. Test method: EN374.
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection: Impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory Protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Boric Acid AR – Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Colourless, Transparent crystals or White powder
Odour: Odourless
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: 5,1 at 1,8 g/l at 25 °C
Melting Point: Melting Point/Range: 160 °C (dec).
Boiling Point: 300 °C
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: 3,5 hPa at 20 °C
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: 1,440 g/cm3
Water solubility: Soluble
Partition Coefficien: No Data Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: No Data Available

Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to moisture
Incompatible Materials: Potassium, Acid Anhydrides.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions – Borane/Boron Oxides.

Toxicological Information
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – Rat – 2.660 mg/kg
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: No Data Available
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: No Data Available
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity: Fetotoxicity
Presumed human reproductive toxicant.
May damage the unborn child.
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available

Ecological Information
Ecological Toxicity: Toxicity to fish:
LC50 – Ptychocheilus Lucius – 279 mg/l – 96 h
LC0 – Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill) – > 1.021 mg/l – 96 h.
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates:
LC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – 53,2 mg/l – 21 d
EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – 133 mg/l – 48 h
Ecological Persistence and degradability: No Data Available
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Other Adverse Effect: No Data Available

Disposal Considerations
Waste Treatment Methods: Product –
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
Contaminated packaging – Dispose of as unused product.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: –
UN Shipping Hazard: ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: –
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: –
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
IATA: no
Special Precautions: No Data Available
Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Authorisations and/or restrictions on use:
REACH – Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, preparations and articles: Boric Acid.
REACH – Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation: Boric Acid.
Chemical Safety Assessment: For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out.
Additional Info: RTECS: ED4550000.
Toxicity reported for Borates in humans.
Ingestion or absorption may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and erythematous lesions on the skin and mucous membranes.
Other symptoms include: circulatory collapse, tachycardia, cyanosis, delirium, convulsions, and coma.
Death has been reported to occur in infants from less than 5 grams and in adults from 5 to 20 grams.
Liver – Irregularities – Based on Human Evidence.


DisclaimerThe information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is
confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.

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