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What is boron used for?

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โˆ™ 2015-07-22 02:21:30

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The most common form of boron is the compound borax, used for a variety of purposes ranging from cleaning and antiseptics to making glass and enamel. There is a new procedure called boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to target cancer cells. Boron is attracted to cancer cells. It is also used in glass and ceramics and is a essential plant nutrient. In the nuclear power industry, boron is useful to absorb thermal neutrons very strongly, so it is used in control rods and sometimes as a soluble insect poison.

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