Chemical Component Summary

NameBORIC ACID
Identifiersboric acid
FormulaB H3 O3
Molecular Weight61.833
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
Groups approved
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
  • orthoboric acid
  • ácido bórico
  • boracic acid
  • hydrogen borate
Brand Names
  • Acide Borique
  • See Clean-One Eye Drops
  • Eyewash
  • British Army Foot Pwr
  • Eye Wash 2.5%
IndicationNo FDA- or EMA-approved therapeutic indications on its own.
Categories
  • Acids
  • Acids, Noncarboxylic
  • Agrochemicals
  • Anions
  • Anti-Infective Agents
ATC-CodeS02AA03
CAS number10043-35-3

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem 7628
ChEMBL CHEMBL42403
ChEBI CHEBI:33118
CCDC/CSD COLHIX, COLHOD, AFIJOQ, GOVRER, KENBUC, GIBQUE, AFIJOQ01, BUNPEF01, DINPAR10, HEVRAE, JIQMEC, JAGREP, CIZPEH, IDIHEJ, CAKZOF, HABFOG, DEYXAI, EVOJAC, FUHSAD, HABFOG01, HAGXIW, GEFZEZ, BUNPEF, JOGTIJ, FEHNOX, BIJGIN, DINPAR01, EJEDOP, ADELAY01, IBUFOE, JAGREP02
COD 2016172, 2013259