Boron is a chemical element. It is a metalloid. Its chemical symbol is B and its atomic number is 5. It was first discovered in 1808 by the efforts of French physicist Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist Louis-Jaques Thenard. They reacted sodium with boric acid to separate boron element. Later it was isolated by British chemist Sir Humphry Davy independently. After that it was created in its pure form by American chemist W. Weintraub in 1909.