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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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Safety studies show that borax is five to ten times safer than table salt, as Last explains.
Boron fertilizer as borax (11% B) was applied per treatment and the volume of water used for each boron foliar spray was @ 250 L/ha.
It can be seen from Table 2 that the porosity increased from 66% to 71.6%, the compressive strength reduced from 4.7 MPa to 2.6 MPa, and the average pore size ranged from 138.7 [micro]m to 160.01 [micro]m as the borax content increased from 4% ([M.sub.I-1]) to 10% ([M.sub.I-3]).
In the activator solution, the [K.sub.2]O content was maintained at 6% of the total base material plus supplementary material (fly ash, silica fume, and borax).
From the present study it has beenconcluded thatbasal and foliar application of 250gm each of chelated zinc and borax with 3gm zinc sulphate and 2gm boron showed better performance in plant height, fruit length, fruit width, ascorbic acid and is helpful for the reduction in fruit drop of kinnow fruit.
Seeds were primed with best performing treatments and source (0.01 and 0.05 M B solutions of borax) and water (hydropriming) for 12 h.
Also, boron oxide, borax decahydrate and borax pentahydrate were supplied from Eti Mine Works General Management.
Three other commercially available B sources viz., borax, ulexite and colemanite were also co-granulated with MAP.
She said borax, if handled properly, is less toxic than mercury and easily disintegrates and dissipates into the air.
It has only three ingredients: 2 cups borax, 2 cups washing soda and 4 cups grated homemade bar soap (or Ivory or Fels Naptha).
The line in eludes an Eco Pet Stain and Odor Remover ($15), made with natural enzymes and borax; all-purpose cleaner and floor soap ($18); and a laundry detergent ($20), which removes odors and leaves behind the "Playing in the Meadow"scent.
ABSTRACT The influence of foliar application of calcium chloride and borax on the fruit quality of litchi cultivars was investigated by applying1-3% Calcium either alone or in combination with 0.5 to 1.5 Borax.