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tonisdad Apr 1st 2019 12:50 pm

BORAX?
 
Does anybody know of anything similar to borax in Portugal and what I ask for and where at?
Thank you

Ingles Apr 1st 2019 2:11 pm

Re: BORAX?
 
Borax :- Did VQ search & this came up :- Sold by AKI

http://www.aki.pt/tintas-e-drogaria/...kg-p45496.aspx

tonisdad Apr 1st 2019 2:35 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by Ingles (Post 12664200)
Borax :- Did VQ search & this came up :- Sold by AKI

http://www.aki.pt/tintas-e-drogaria/...kg-p45496.aspx

Thank you for that it looks like it is bicarbonate of soda I am thinking.
Thanks again.

Pulaski Apr 1st 2019 2:53 pm

Re: BORAX?
 
Borax in Portugal is "bórax", and is available from pharmacies, hardware stores, and agricultural suppliers, depending on the grade/purity and the quantity you are looking for.

tonisdad Apr 1st 2019 3:26 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12664229)
Boras in Portugal is "bórax", and is available from pharmacies, hardware stores, and agricultural suppliers, depending on the grade/purity and the quantity you are looking for.

Thank you

Pulaski Apr 1st 2019 3:28 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by tonisdad (Post 12664251)
Thank you

You're welcome. :)

macliam Apr 1st 2019 9:08 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by tonisdad (Post 12664220)
Thank you for that it looks like it is bicarbonate of soda I am thinking.
Thanks again.

It's actually percarbonate of sodium, an adduct of soda ash and hydrogen peroxide, used as a bleach/disinfectant.
Still not Borax though.......

macliam Apr 1st 2019 9:14 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12664229)
Borax in Portugal is "bórax", and is available from pharmacies, hardware stores, and agricultural suppliers, depending on the grade/purity and the quantity you are looking for.

Whilst true, it may be better known as "Borato de Sodio" and should be available at any Farmácia - if you can't find it elsewhere - Bórax Borato de sódio - A sua loja online de

Pulaski Apr 1st 2019 9:30 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12664472)
It's actually percarbonate of sodium, an adduct of soda ash and hydrogen peroxide, ....

I see you posted exactly the same wording in the Wikipedia article, though missed a few words. :sneaky:

Sodium percarbonate is a chemical substance with formula Na2H3CO6. It is an adduct of sodium carbonate ("soda ash" or "washing soda") and hydrogen peroxide (that is, a perhydrate) whose formula is more properly written as 2 Na2CO3 · 3 H2O2.

macliam Apr 1st 2019 10:14 pm

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12664484)
I see you posted exactly the same wording in the Wikipedia article, though missed a few words. :sneaky:

Actually, no - from here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3599183/ "Sodium percarbonate, an oxidizing agent comprising an adduct of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide"- not really interested in the chemistry but I know my neighbour had it for some sheep infection and that it's not bicarb or borax. The same neighbour gave me "borato de sodio" as an ant killer..... but as a farmer, he has access to sources I don't.

Ingles Apr 2nd 2019 10:13 am

Re: BORAX?
 

Originally Posted by tonisdad (Post 12664220)
Thank you for that it looks like it is bicarbonate of soda I am thinking.
Thanks again.

Sorry it's not , your decision !


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