Agent Name

Disodium nitrilotriacetate

CAS Number

15467-20-6

Formula

C6-H7-N-O6.2Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Disodium hydrogen nitrilotriacetate; Kiresuto NTB; N,N-Bis(carboxymethyl)glycine disodium salt; Nitrilotriacetic acid disodium salt; Nitrilotriacetic acid, disodium salt; Acetic acid, nitrilotri-, disodium salt; Glycine, N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)-, disodium salt; Glycine, N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)-, sodium salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus] Chelest NTB; Na2NTA; NTA, disodium salt; [IARC]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

Solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a metal chelating agent in detergents and also in industrial water treatment, textile preparation, and metal finishing; [IARC]

Comments

The free acid and trisodium salt are nephrotoxins in rodents; [IARC] Causes vomiting in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Targets the kidney and bladder; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Nitrilotriacetic acid."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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