[U.S.Borax] A registered trademark for a series of compounds that contains disodium octaborate tetrahydrate as the active ingredient. Polybor® borates have been used as wood preservatives to kill wood boring beetles and termites. They are also used as flame retardants, emulsifiers, corrosion inhibitors, and as a soft abrasive in hand and metal cleaners.
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° Borax: Product information ° T.Frey, J.vonReis, Z.Barov "An Evaluation of Biocides for Control of the Biodeterioration of Artifacts at Hearst Castle" ICOM Preprints, Washington, DC 1993 p.875-879.