Searles valley minerals processes brine solutions from searles lake to produce boric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate, several speciality forms of borax, and salt. unlike other mining techniques such as open pit mining, our three facilities in searles valley use a unique, ecologically friendly process that starts with solution mining. For a completely non-toxic roach killer, use food grade diatomaceous earth. roaches crawl through the boric acid powder and the tiny particles cling on to their bodies. when they clean their bodies by licking themselves clean, they ingest the boric acid (which acts as a stomach poison). they die shortly after. Triisopropyl borate is used as reagent in pd-catalyzed coupling reaction with aryl halides such as suzuki reaction. it is used as a reagent for the preparation of the boronic acids and esters; as a lewis acid catalyst and involved in the ortho-borylation of 1-substituted naphthalenes. Boric acid, is also called hydrogen borate or boracic acid, orthoboric acid or acidum boricum. it is a weak acid of boron and is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds.