Uses and application of Boric Acid

Ancient Greeks used boric acid (spasolite) to wash dishes and store food.

  • In atomic energy as a flame retardant, the free neutron absorber is used in nuclear reactors and as the primary material for the production of other chemicals, including the boron element.
  • Used in medicine for the production of antiseptic and sterile ointment solutions. It is also used as a disinfectant and disinfectant for burns or surface cuts
  • Boric acid is used in the glass industry to produce anti-fire glass
  • As a lubricant for surfaces, buffering agent in solutions and also can be used as a precursor to other chemical compounds.
  • It is also used in the plating industry to keep pH constant.
  • This acid is also found in agriculture
  • In the production of insecticides
  • In the jewelry industry
  • In the production of ceramic tiles
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It is used as microbicide, melting agent in the welding industry, the production and supply of detergents, the production of antifreeze, leather manufacture, coagulation of synthetic plastics, in various types of chemical fertilizers, nuclear industries

Agriculture industry

The use of boric acid to treat or prevent boron deficiency in plants is very much taken into consideration. It is also used to preserve seeds such as rice and wheat.


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Pharmaceutical industries

Boric acid can be used as an antiseptic for minor burns or superficial cuts. Boric acid is also used in a diluted solution as an eye wash solution. Boric acid can be used as a vaginal disinfectant solution to treat bacterial vaginosis due to alkalinity. Also, to prevent infections and fungal contamination in athlete’s shoes, some boric acid (H3BO3) is powdered in athletic socks. Also, this alcohol-soluble substance can be used to treat some foreign types of ear infections (ear infections) in humans and animals. In the UK, boric acid is used as a preservative in urine specimen containers in laboratories.


Boric acid was first registered in America in 1984 as insecticide to control beetles, termites, ants, coke, paper towels, and many other insects. This product was used for household use in kitchens for controlling beetles and ants, which was not harmful to the human health and was safe. It acts as a stomach toxin that affects the metabolism of insects, and its dried powder is used as an astringent of the insect’s spine.


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The funny function of this material is that the beetle does not immediately dip after secrecy with boric acid, and gradually goes to its nest and dies there. As a result, other beetles that are in contact with or are beginning to eat dead beetles are also affected by Boric acid and killed.

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