A salt or an ester of boric acid. Borate compounds are used as wood preservatives, fluxes in glass and ceramics, fertilizers, paint fillers, and corrosion inhibitors.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996