sodium borate
disodium [oxido(oxoboranyloxy)boranyl]oxy-oxoboranyloxyborinate
 
Notes:
see also sodium borate. Listed in the EAFUS Food Additive Database (Jan. 2001) but with no current reported use. Historically used as a food preservative since ca. 1800, common in butter/margarine. Now limited to preservation of caviar
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disodium 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2,4,6,8,9-pentaoxa-3,7-dibora-1,5-diboranuidabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane octahydrate (Click)
CAS Number: 1303-96-4Picture of molecule
FDA UNII: 91MBZ8H3QO
MDL: MFCD00149193
Molecular Weight: 381.36933856
Formula: B4 H20 Na2 O17
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Also(can) Contains: sodium tetraborate
Category: substances for use only as components of adhesives for food packaging, transporting, or holding food
 
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 FDA/DG SANTE Petitions, Reviews, Notices:
EU SANCO Sodium tetraborate (borax) View-review
DG SANTE Food Additives: sodium tetraborate anhydrous
FDA Mainterm: BORAX
FDA Regulation:
FDA PART 175 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGS
Subpart B--Substances for Use Only as Components of Adhesives
Sec. 175.105 Adhesives.


FDA PART 175 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGS
Subpart C--Substances for Use as Components of Coatings
Sec. 175.210 Acrylate ester copolymer coating.


FDA PART 176 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD COMPONENTS
Subpart B--Substances for Use Only as Components of Paper and Paperboard
Sec. 176.180 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food.


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Subpart C--Substances for Use Only as Components of Articles Intended for Repeated Use
Sec. 177.2800 Textiles and textile fibers.


FDA PART 181 -- PRIOR-SANCTIONED FOOD INGREDIENTS
Subpart B--Specific Prior-Sanctioned Food Ingredients
Sec. 181.30 Substances used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard products used in food packaging.
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: white solid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 1.73000 @  25.00 °C.
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
odorless
  
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Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: buffering agents
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American Elements
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate 99%
Odor: characteristic
Use: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.
Camden-Grey Essential Oils
Borax powder, Bulk
Odor: characteristic
Use: Since the late 1800s when borax was first mined in Death Valley, California, households all over have used a product known as 20 Mule Team Borax as a laundry booster and multipurpose cleaning agent for everything from cleaning hair brushes to removing stains from clothes or carpets to cleaning toilet bowls. Toiletrymakers use borax as an emulsifier in conjunction with beeswax (ration 18:1 beeswax to borax) and as a natural preservative in making products such as creams and lotions.
Covalent Chemical
Borax
Graham Chemical
Borax 10 Mol
Graham Chemical
Borax 5 Mol
Kraft Chemical
Borax
Penta International
SODIUM BORATE NF GRADE
Sigma-Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Sodium tetraborate decahydrate ACS reagent, ≥99.5%
Universal Preserv-A-Chem Inc.
SOD BORATE DECHY REAG ACS CRY
Odor: characteristic
Use: Used in the creation of fertilizers, glass, glass fibers, ceramics, etc.
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Hazards identification
 
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GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50  2660 mg/kg
Farm Chemicals Handbook. Vol. -, Pg. C48, 1991.

intraperitoneal-mouse LD50  2711 mg/kg
BEHAVIORAL: ALTERED SLEEP TIME (INCLUDING CHANGE IN RIGHTING REFLEX) BEHAVIORAL: MUSCLE CONTRACTION OR SPASTICITY) BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD
Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie. Vol. 143, Pg. 144, 1963.

oral-dog LDLo  3000 mg/kg
"Abdernalden's Handbuch der Biologischen Arbeitsmethoden." Vol. 4, Pg. 1289, 1935.

oral-guinea pig LD50  5330 mg/kg
"Boron, Metallo-Boron Compounds and Boranes," Adams, R.M., ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1964Vol. -, Pg. 693, 1964.

oral-man LDLo  709 mg/kg
BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD CARDIAC: CHANGE IN RATE GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING
JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 76, Pg. 378, 1921.

intravenous-mouse LD50  1320 mg/kg
"Boron, Metallo-Boron Compounds and Boranes," Adams, R.M., ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1964Vol. -, Pg. 693, 1964.

oral-mouse LD50  2000 mg/kg
"Boron, Metallo-Boron Compounds and Boranes," Adams, R.M., ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1964Vol. -, Pg. 693, 1964.

Dermal Toxicity:
subcutaneous-rabbit LDLo 150 mg/kg
"Abdernalden's Handbuch der Biologischen Arbeitsmethoden." Vol. 4, Pg. 1289, 1935.

Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: substances for use only as components of adhesives for food packaging, transporting, or holding food
Recommendation for sodium borate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Recommendation for sodium borate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
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Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):
Statement on the Boric Acid and Sodium borate as nutrient sources of boron by the Scientific Panel on food additives, flavourings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC)
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Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of boric acid (E 284) and sodium tetraborate (borax) (E 285) as food additives
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 16722143
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WGK Germany: 1
 disodium 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2,4,6,8,9-pentaoxa-3,7-dibora-1,5-diboranuidabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane octahydrate
Chemidplus: 0001303964
RTECS: 1303-96-4
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References:
 disodium 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2,4,6,8,9-pentaoxa-3,7-dibora-1,5-diboranuidabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane octahydrate
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Canada Domestic Sub. List: 1303-96-4
Pubchem (cid): 16722143
Pubchem (sid): 158018
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Potential Blenders and core components note
 
None Found
 
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Potential Uses:
None Found
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 found in nature
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Synonyms:
 borax
 boric acid (H2B4O7), disodium salt, decahydrate
 boricin
 disodium [oxido(oxoboranyloxy)boranyl]oxy-oxoboranyloxyborinate
 disodium 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2,4,6,8,9-pentaoxa-3,7-dibora-1,5-diboranuidabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane octahydrate
 disodium tetraborate decahydrate
 gerstley borate
 sodium biborate decahydrate
 sodium borate decahydrate
 sodium borate decahydrate (Na2B4O7.10H2O)
 sodium pyroborate decahydrate
 sodium tetraborate anhydrous
 sodium tetraborate decahydrate
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