By: Deja Durant

What is Boron?

Boron forms several commercially important compounds. the most important boron compound is sodium borate pentahydrate (Na2B4O75H2O). Large amounts of this compound are used in the manufactures of fiberglass insulation and sodium perborate bleach. the second most important compound is boric acid (H3BO3), which is used to manufacture textile fiberglass and is used in cellulose insulation as a flame retardant.