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Podcast – Boron and Food Security

Podcast – Boron and Food Security

In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at boron and food security. Boron plays a considerable role in food utilization, principally by improving the nutritional value of fertilizers for plant growth development. It also increases crop yield through increased nitrogen fixation rates in soils deficient in micronutrients.

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Ulexite: The Wonder Mineral

Ulexite: The Wonder Mineral

Ulexite, a boron mineral found in the American southwest, is recognized for its intense, pearly white color. This stone first garnered attention in 1840 and is named after the German chemist George Ludwig Ulex, who first explained its chemical composition.

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Podcast – Boron and Cardiovascular Disease

Podcast – Boron and Cardiovascular Disease

In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at boron and cardiovascular disease. Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases may be noticeably improved by the intake of boron-containing compounds. In particular, these compounds reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.

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Boron Nitride: The New Ingredient In Cosmetics

Boron Nitride: The New Ingredient In Cosmetics

Boron nitride is a relatively new ingredient in the world of cosmetics. It’s a white, powdery inorganic substance that has a similar appearance to talc. However, unlike talc, boron nitride is non-toxic and non-irritating, making it an ideal ingredient for use in various cosmetics.

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Podcast High Purity Boron

Podcast High Purity Boron

In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at the global high purity boron market, which will experience strong growth in the coming years. This is mainly due to the increasing demand for boron-based products in electronics, semiconductors, and the automotive sector.

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Introduction to Borane Dimethyl Sulfide

Introduction to Borane Dimethyl Sulfide

Borane Dimethyl sulfide Borane dimethyl sulfide (BMS) is a versatile and powerful borane reagent used for hydroboration and reduction reactions. It has a higher solubility and greater stability than other borane reagents such as borane-tetrahydrofuran.

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Trimethyl Borate

Trimethyl Borate

Trimethyl borate is a chemical compound with the formula B(OCH3)3. It’s a colorless, flammable liquid widely used as an organic synthesis reagent and a polymer solvent.

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Podcast – Solar Cells: The Science of Solar Energy

Podcast – Solar Cells: The Science of Solar Energy

In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at the science of solar energy with solar cells. A solar cell, also called a photovoltaic cell or PV, is the basic building block of a solar power system. It’s made up of semiconductor materials that convert sunlight into electricity. But how does it all work? And what role does boron play in solar cells?

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Critical Minerals Crushed

Critical Minerals Crushed

Many critical minerals shares have been hit hard in recent months as the prices of these commodities have declined sharply. While the overall market has seen sharp declines, shares of companies involved in the mining and production of these critical minerals have been hit even harder.

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Wurtzite Boron Nitride

Wurtzite Boron Nitride

Wurtzite boron nitride (w-BN) is the wurtzite form of boron nitride. It is in use recently as a super abrasive material and also to assist in detonation scenarios. Wurtzite BN is the next step in the evolution of boron nitride, after the well-known cubic BN and graphite.

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Podcast – Calcium Fructoborate Food Supplement

Podcast – Calcium Fructoborate Food Supplement

Today, we’re going to look Calcium fructoborate, which has recently has been placed on the European Union’s list as a novel food. It has benefits as a food supplement for adults, apparently reducing stress, helping with osteoarthritis and bone loss.

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Podcast – Boron-based Furan Polymers

Podcast – Boron-based Furan Polymers

Today, we’re going to look at boron-based furan polymers. boron-based furan polymers are a new class of renewable energy materials based on boron. These birdegradable materials can provide portable energy sources, serve as catalysts in chemical reactions, and can potentially be used as electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

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Podcast – Boron Reduces Fluoride Toxicity

Podcast – Boron Reduces Fluoride Toxicity

Today, we’re going to look at fluoride toxicity. Boron can help to reduce fluoride toxicity. Fluoride is a toxic chemical that can cause severe health problems, despite the best efforts of the WHO to provide recommended levels of fluoride intake by source. Fluoride toxicity is seen in both animals and humans. But how can boron help to lower toxicity?

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Critical Mineral Boron in the Mojave Desert

Critical Mineral Boron in the Mojave Desert

Critical mineral boron is used in various applications, from agriculture to nuclear power. It’s also one of the few minerals we don’t have enough. As with other strategic minerals, obtaining a license for production is hard given the environmental impact on the land.

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Do Boron Supplements Increase Testosterone?

Do Boron Supplements Increase Testosterone?

Do Boron Supplements Increase Testosterone? Boron supplements are a great way to enhance human body metabolism. From boosting testosterone levels to blocking excess estrogen and SHBG, they help you achieve optimum health and fitness with ease!

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Podcast – Increase your Libido with Boron

Podcast – Increase your Libido with Boron

Today, we’re going to look at how boron can improve your libido. Your libido is a measure of your sexual drive. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to increase libido, such as drinking juice with boron in the mix.

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Boron Chemistry

Boron Chemistry

Boron has interesting chemistry with varying properties. It is a semimetal that belongs to group 13 and is essential to plant growth and wide industrial uses.

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An Introduction to Lithium Borate

An Introduction to Lithium Borate

Lithium Borate salts is being studied for use in lithium-ion batteries given its excellent thermal stability, environmental friendliness and cost-effectiveness. Lithium Borate is an essential chemical compound in many fields. It has a polymeric borate backbone structure.

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Boron in Drinking Water

Boron in Drinking Water

Boron in water is a significant consideration when it comes to drinking water. The EPA has decided that a lifetime dose of 1 mg/L of boron is unlikely to cause harm. Boron is a nutrient required by various species, and it plays a vital part in mitosis. This holds for green algae as well as several higher plant species. Among all the Boron compounds, Boric acid is the most absorbable.

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Using Borax Safely for Cleaning

Using Borax Safely for Cleaning

Borax is used in cleaning products because it helps remove dirt and grime. But we need to handle it carefully or it can be dangerous if ingested by children. Borax is a white powdery substance that is also known as sodium tetraborate. Although sodium tetraborate is a salt of boric acid, it is not an acid, it’s a salt.

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Does Boron Rich Food Help In Weight Loss?

Does Boron Rich Food Help In Weight Loss?

Does Boron Rich food help with weight loss? Can they help you lose weight quickly and how much boron do you need? Boron-rich food plays a crucial role in regulating the body’s metabolism. Even very low amounts of Boron can induce significant body weight loss. Boron appears to be important in burning body fat for energy. It also regulates carbohydrate metabolism.

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Podcast – Boron and U.S. Rare Earths

Podcast – Boron and U.S. Rare Earths

Podcast – Today, we’re going to take a look at boron and US rare earths and the stockpiling policy. The US is boosting the stockpile of its rare earth materials, such as cobalt and lithium. But why is this? The answer is partly to reduce dependence on China and partly to have a strategic policy towards rare earth sourcing and distribution.

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Boron Essential for Plants

Boron Essential for Plants

Boron Essential for Plants: Boron is a vital nutrient for plants. It plays a crucial role in regulating the development of root and shoot meristem and thus helps complete the life cycles of plants from seed germination to fully-grown plant. 

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Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage

Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage

Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage: Boron-based Polymers to Improve Electric Vehicle Energy Storage: Boron-based polymers such as BNNTs are 2D nanomaterials with excellent properties for improving electric vehicle energy storage given their high surface areas, large aspect ratios, and good thermal conductivities. Borates Today examines the potential for use of BNNTs in electric vehicle transmissions and batteries.

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Boron Reduces Fluoride Toxicity

Boron Reduces Fluoride Toxicity

Fluoride is a toxic chemical that can cause severe health problems despite the best efforts of the WHO to provide recommended levels of fluoride intake by source. Fluoride toxicity is seen in both animals and humans but how can boron help to lower toxicity.

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Podcast –  Boron Powers Space Exploration

Podcast – Boron Powers Space Exploration

Podcast – Boron Powers Space Exploration. Boron is an excellent choice for rocket fuel given its ease of manufacture, availability, and low storage costs. It is also a good additive for jet fuel. Scientists at the University of California Riverside are testing ammonia borane, NH3BH3, as an alternative to traditional carbon-based chemical rocket fuels. This could lead to carbon-free space launches.

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Boron Trichloride

Boron Trichloride

Boron trichloride is an inorganic compound with the formula BCl3. It is a colorless gas, which is highly reactive to water. Common uses for Boron Trichloride are in organic synthesis. Boron Trichloride does have several negative health effects so it needs to be handled with care.

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Podcast –  Boron Demand in Military Conflict

Podcast – Boron Demand in Military Conflict

Podcast – Boron demand in military conflict. The tragic scenes unfolding on our screens daily of the conflict in Ukraine are a powerful reminder of the need for protective materials to minimise injury and fatalities among the military personnel and civilians. Military hardware requires strong, light, malleable, durable and anti-corrosive materials. Boron is a key material used in bulletproof vests, bulletproof armour, in helicopter skins and on aircraft as well as an anti-corrosive in weaponry.

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Biden Administration Issues Critical and Strategic Mineral Policy

Biden Administration Issues Critical and Strategic Mineral Policy

Biden Administration Issues Critical and Strategic Mineral Policy: As part of the Biden Administration’s National Defense Strategy, the administration released a memorandum today related to the clean energy economy to protect critical and strategic infrastructure supplies for clean energy transition including lithium, graphite, and manganese for large capacity batteries, as well as sustainable supply of all critical and strategic minerals which includes boron.

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Boron and Nuclear Fusion

Boron and Nuclear Fusion

Boron and nuclear fusion: Is Boron the key to Unlocking Energy via Nuclear Fusion? For the past eighty years, scientists have been exploring ways to capture energy to provide an inexhaustible supply of quasi-free, green energy. Boron via laser technologies, may finally provide the key to moving beyond the laboratory to commercialisation.

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Boron Levels in Apple Orchards

Boron Levels in Apple Orchards

Too much or too little Boron can be harmful when growing fruit. Apple farmers are using scientific approaches to get the right balance of Boron at acceptable levels for nutritious apples. Apples contain many health benefits. A medium apple contains 0.66 mg of Boron, fibre, vitamin C, and potassium.

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Apple iPhone and Boron:

Apple iPhone and Boron:

Apple and Boron: Toughened glass products use Boron for its remarkable qualities and malleability in development and strength as a finished product. So how did Steve Jobs give the industry a boost to toughened glass production in the early days?

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Podcast – Can Boron Help with Arthritis

Podcast – Can Boron Help with Arthritis

Podcast – Can Boron help with arthritis. Borax is an interesting chemical compound that has several uses in the home. But what many people don’t realise is that borax can also help those who suffer from arthritis.
In this podcast, we’ll discuss how borax helps to treat arthritis and the different types of arthritis that it can help with. We will also explore some other benefits of using borax for health.

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Country Profile of Russia

Country Profile of Russia

Country Profile of Russia: Russia is the fourth-largest supplier of borates to global markets, which present about 12% of the global total, with boric acid as the main export. The current Russia, Ukraine conflict is not having a noticeable impact on supply and production in the short term for borates supply. Still, Putin is considering sanctions on a wide range of minerals and finished products for export.

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5e Advanced Materials Lists on Nasdaq

5e Advanced Materials Lists on Nasdaq

5e Advanced Materials Lists on Nasdaq: The arrival of FEAM – 5e Advanced Materials – on Nasdaq today is potentially a game-changer for Boron and strategic mineral supplies not only in the USA but also globally. Boron is needed for green energy and strategic applications in aerospace and defense as well as in large markets for (borosiliate) glass, ceramics, enamels, steel in automobile. How will FEAM build out its business and facility?

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