Agent Name

(Ethylenedinitrilo)-tetramethylenephosphonic acid

CAS Number

1429-50-1

Formula

C6-H20-N2-O12-P4

Major Category

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Synonyms

Ethylenediamine tetrakis(methylene phosphonic acid); (Ethane-1,2-diylbis(nitrilobis(methylene)))tetrakisphosphonic acid; Phosphonic acid, (1,2-ethanediylbis(nitrilobis(methylene)))tetrakis-; Phosphonic acid, P,P',P'',P'''-(1,2-ethanediylbis(nitrilobis(methylene)))tetrakis-; [ChemIDplus] Ethylenediamine tetra methylenephosphonic acid; EDTMP; [Reference #1] Ethylenediaminetetra(methylenephosphonic acid); EDTMPA; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Phosphate Compounds

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in consumer dishwashing and laundry detergents; [Reference #1]

Comments

Not sensitizing in guinea pigs; No evidence of mutagenicity; Similar phosphonate compounds demonstrate moderate skin and eye irritation and no evidence of teratogenicity; [Reference #1] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Aminotrimethylene phosphonic acid."

Reference Link

EC: SCHER - Non surfactant Organic Ingredients and Zeolite-based Detergents - 2006

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