a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaBO2⋅3H2O or NaBO3⋅4H2O, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and antiseptic.
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- sodium monoxide,
- sodium nitrate,
- sodium nitrite,
- sodium nitroprusside,
- sodium pentothal,
- sodium peroxide,
- sodium phosphate,
- sodium polysulfide,
- sodium propionate,
- sodium pump
Also called perborax.
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a white odourless crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and deodorant. Formula: NaBO 3 .4H 2 O
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[ pər-bôr′āt′ ]
A white odorless crystalline compound used as a mild alkaline oxidizing agent in dentifrices and as a topical antiseptic and deodorant.
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