Agent Name

Disodium EDTA dihydrate

CAS Number

6381-92-6

Formula

C10-H14-N2-O8.2Na.2H2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Disodium (ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetate dihydrate; Disodium dihydrogen ethylenediaminetetraacetate dihydrate; Disodium edetate dihydrate; EDTA disodium dihydrate; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dihydrate; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dihydrate; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)-, disodium salt, dihydrate; Acetic acid, (ethylenedinitrilo)tetra-, disodium salt, dihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate dihydrate; Edetate disodium salt dihydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Colorless odorless solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative, color retention agent, antioxidant, flavoring agent for foods, anticoagulant for blood collection, and chelating agent in personal care products; Also used in the pulp and paper industry, in laboratory titrimetric analysis of metals, and as a therapeutic chelating agent; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Not irritating to skin or eyes in rabbits; May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Edetic acid."

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