magnesium borate

magnesium borate

[mag′nē·zē·əm ′bȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
3MgO·B2O3 Crystals that are white or colorless and transparent; soluble in alcohol and acids, slightly soluble in water; used as a fungicide, antiseptic, and preservative.
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Barrier Dynamics LLC has obtained a patent for a method for preparing an intumescent composition comprised of mixing a finely ground borate compound selected from the group consisting of borax, calcium borate, magnesium borate and zinc borate, with a first sodium silicate solution; spreading the mixture in a thin layer; drying the mixture to a constant weight; pulverizing the mixture into particles; and adding the pulverized particles to a second sodium silicate solution.