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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

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In aqueous solutions at physiological and acidic pH, low concentrations of simple inorganic borates such as boric acid, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate pentahydrate, boric oxide and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate will predominantly exist as undissociated boric acid. 

The vapour pressure for boric acid is extremely low so volatilization is expected to be minimal. The exception is over the oceans, where evaporation of aerosols leads to small but measurable quantities of boric acid vapour in the marine atmosphere. The solubility of such materials means that they are re-deposited into the oceans or as precipitation in coastal areas. Marine evaporation is estimated as 1.3 to 4.5 x 10^9 kg-boron per year globally (Argust, 1998, Park and Schlesinger, 2002).

Please also refer to the read-across statement attached to section 13.