Borax

CAS #: 1303-96-4 (decahydrate)

Synonyms: Sodium borate; borax decahydrate; Sodium tetraborate; disodium tetraborate

Uses: Detergents, cosmetics, enamel glazes, buffer solutions, fire retardant, anti-fungal, metallurgy flux, neutron-capture shields for radioactive sources, texturing agent in cooking, percurser for other boron compounds, moth proofing, tackifier, flouride detoxification,  inks, curing agent

Hazard: Toxic TLV: 5mg/m3