Ulexite, scientifically known as sodium calcium borate, is a naturally occurring mineral with unique optical properties. It is often referred to as “TV rock” or “boronatrocalcite” due to its characteristic ability to transmit light and images effectively, similar to optical fibers. Ulexite is primarily composed of hydrated sodium calcium borate, with the chemical formula NaCaB5O6(OH)6·5H2O.
Ulexite is a hydrous sodium calcium borate with formula of NaCaB5O6(OH)6.5H2O. In nature, ulexite is mostly fibrous. Ulexite is popularly called as TV rock as its natural fiber optic character transmits light along their lengths by internal reflection. The physical properties of ulexite is colorless or white triclinic crystal. Ulexiteis a complex mineral containing chains of sodium, water, and hydroxide octahedra. In nature, ulexite can be found in evaporite deposits.
The Uses of Ulexite
Ulexite is an unique mixture of sodium-calcium borate mineral. It is widely used in treating the boron deficiency in a wide range of plant species. Applied either alone, or as a component of a multi-nutrient granular bulk blend, ulexite offers a number of interesting attributes relative to other, highly soluble forms of boron.
Overview: Ulexite is considered to be a non-hazardous material. and it has not been tested for detailed occupational and toxicological studies. Ulexite presents little or no hazard to humans and has low acute oral and dermal toxicities. Ulexite is a white odorless, granular substance that is not flammable, combustible, or explosive.
Hazard Warnings: May be harmful if swallowed. May cause mild respiratory irritation from inhaling high concentrations of dust. Avoid eye contact.
Precautionary Statements: Obtain special Instructions before use If exposed or concerned, get medical advice/attention Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wear protective gloves, eye protection. Dispose of contents/container to comply with local, state and federal regulations.
|Formula||NaCaB5O6(OH) 6· 5H2O|
|Synonym||Sodium Calcium Borate|
|Boric Oxide (B2O3)||37.00±1.00%|
|As||40 ppm max|
|Bulk Density||1.00 ton/m3 max|