Agent Name

Potassium orthoborate

CAS Number

20786-60-1

Formula

B-H3-O3.x-K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Boric acid (H3BO3), potassium salt; Orthoboric acid, potassium salt; [ChemIDplus] AZ 400K DEVELOPER; Potassium borates; [AZ Electronic Materials MSDS]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Solid; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Sources/Uses

Used to formulate hydraulic fluids, lubricants, greases, and metal working fluids; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations] Used as an intermediate in the electronics industry; [AZ Electronic Materials MSDS]

Comments

2% Aqueous solution: An eye and mild skin irritant; May be toxic to fertility or the developing child; [AZ Electronic Materials MSDS] See "Boric acid."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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