sodium borate

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sodium borate

n.
An odorless white solid compound, Na2B4O7, used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. It is often used in its decahydrate form, which is also known as borax.
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One popular recipe involves mixing about 1/4 of a glue bottle, 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of sodium tetraborate solution and optional food colouring, slowly stirring and then kneading it into slime.
Guaranteed reagents grade hydrochloric acid (37%), perchloric acid (70%), acetic acid, potassium chloride, ammonium acetate, sodium acetate, sodium tetraborate, boric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, ammonia solution and ammonium chloride were from E-Merck, Dramstadt, Germany.
Guaranteed reagent grade hydrochloric acid (37%) potassium chloride acetic acid sodium acetate sodium tetraborate boric acid sodium bicarbonate ammonium chloride and ammonia solution were from Merck Darmstadt Germany.
The best results were obtained by using a mixture of sodium tetraborate and SDS as surfactant (MEKC mode).