Chemical Component Summary

NameBORIC ACID
Identifiersboric acid
FormulaB H3 O3
Molecular Weight61.83
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESB(O)(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
  • hydrogen borate
  • orthoboric acid
  • ácido bórico
  • boracic acid
  • Boric acid
Brand Names
  • Super Septic
  • Hemorro-dol Sup
  • Acide Borique
  • Occu-cal Drops
  • Gynox-soft
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

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
CCDC/CSDCOLHIX
PubChem7628
ChEBICHEBI:33118
ChEMBLCHEMBL42403