1.8 properties: colorless crystal powder. be greasy in the surface. with strong hygroscopicity, it is easy to be hydrolysised to form boric acid. in high temperature, it can be reduced by alkali metal or magnesium to monocrystal boron. Boron oxide also referred to as boric anhydride, boron trioxide, boric oxide, and diboron trioxide.it is a colorless, semi-transparent glassy lumps or hard white odorless crystals. boron oxide is almost always found as the vitreous (amorphous) form. it is moderately soluble in water. A wide variety of boric anhydride options are available to you, there are 456 boric anhydride suppliers, mainly located in asia. the top supplying countries or regions are china, india, and thailand, which supply 98%, 1%, and 1% of boric anhydride respectively. The benefits of boron are crystal clear 20 mule team u00ae borax boric oxide, the pure form of b 2 o 3, is ideal for scenarios that require b 2 o 3 without the presence of metals, or when water would be detrimental. this hard, glassy, granular product is water soluble, but at a much slower rate than boric acidu2014and reacts exothermically when wetted.