Chemical Component Summary

NameBORIC ACID
Identifiersboric acid
FormulaB H3 O3
Molecular Weight61.83
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOB(O)O
InChIInChI=1S/BH3O3/c2-1(3)4/h2-4H
InChIKeyKGBXLFKZBHKPEV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count7
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count6
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB11326 
NameBoric acid
Groupsapproved
DescriptionBoric acid, also known as hydrogen borate, is a weak monobasic Lewis acid of boron with the chemical formula H3BO3. Boric acid is typically utilized in industrial processing and manufacturing, but is also used as an additive in pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, lotions, soaps, mouthwash, toothpaste, astringents, and eyewashes [L2140]. It is known to exhibit some antibacterial activity against infections such as bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis [A32449].
Synonyms
  • Boric acid
  • ácido bórico
  • hydrogen borate
  • orthoboric acid
  • boracic acid
Brand Names
  • See Clean-One Eye Drops
  • Hemorro-dol Sup
  • Super Septic
  • Eyewash
  • R.O.-eyewash
IndicationNo FDA- or EMA-approved therapeutic indications on its own.
Categories
  • Acids
  • Acids, Noncarboxylic
  • Agrochemicals
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Boron Compounds
ATC-CodeS02AA03
CAS number10043-35-3