In view of its various compounds, boron is considered to be highly reactive. This unique and singular element is also the most resistant to traction. Boron is used as a degassing agent in the metallurgy industry or as a doping agent in the electronics industry. The nuclear sector uses boron as a slow neutron absorber or decelerator to control the condition of reactors.
- Pyrotechnic production (green colouring in fireworks)