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Does anybody know of anything similar to borax in Portugal and what I ask for and where at?
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Borax :- Did VQ search & this came up :- Sold by AKI

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

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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.
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Originally Posted by tonisdad View Post
Thank you for that it looks like it is bicarbonate of soda I am thinking.
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It's actually percarbonate of sodium, an adduct of soda ash and hydrogen peroxide, used as a bleach/disinfectant.
Still not Borax though.......
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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
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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.
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.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I see you posted exactly the same wording in the Wikipedia article, though missed a few words.
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.
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Originally Posted by tonisdad View Post
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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