borax

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so·di·um bo·rate

used in lotions, gargles, mouthwashes, and as a detergent.

borax

A white or grey crystalline salt of boric acid which is used in detergents, cosmetics, soldering metals, enamel glazes, chemical reactions, as a fire retardant, insecticide, antifungal and texturing agent for food.

so·di·um bo·rate

(sō'dē-ŭm bōr'āt)
Agent used in lotions, gargles, mouthwashes, and as a detergent.
Synonym(s): borax.
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The buffers used were 0.2 M acetate buffer (pH 36) or 0.2 M Na2B4O7.10 H2O/H3BO3 buffer (pH 710).
Using the standard phytase assay conditions (Chi et al., 2008), effect of different pH values, 39, on phytase was determined after the pure enzyme suspension in 0.2 M acetate buffer (pH 36) or 0.2 M Na2B4O7.10 H2O / H3BO3 buffer (pH 710).
Source of B was disodium tetraborate pentahydrate (Na2B4O7 5H2O) have greater than 98% purity.