Agent Name

Trisodium EDTA

CAS Number

150-38-9

Formula

C10-H16-N2-O8.3Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)glycine), trisodium salt; Trisodium hydrogen ethylene diaminetetraacetate; EDTA trisodium salt; Edetate trisodium; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid trisodium salt; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, trisodium salt; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl-, trisodium salt; Nevanaid-B powder; Perma kleer 50, trisodium salt; Sequestrene Na3; Sequestrene trisodium; Sequestrene trisodium salt; Trilon AO; Trinatrium ethylendiamintetraacetat [Czech]; Trisodium edetate; Trisodium ethylenediamine tetraacetate; Trisodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate; Trisodium hydrogen (ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetate; Trisodium hydrogen ethylenediaminetetraacetate; Trisodium hydrogen(ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetate; Trisodium versenate; Versene 9; Acetic acid, (ethylenedinitrilo)tetra-, trisodium salt; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)-, sodium salt (1:3); Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)-, trisodium salt; [ChemIDplus] Limclair; [Merck Index] Chelest C; Clewat 300A; Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, trisodium salt; (Ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetic acid, trisodium salt; Hamp-ene Na3T; [CAMEO]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

White odorless solid; [CAMEO] Fine white crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Formerly registered in the US for use as a disinfectant; [NPIRS] 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] Used in detergents, agricultural chemical sprays, pharmaceutical products, oil emulsions, to improve dyeing in textiles, as a metal chelating agent, in metal cleaning and plating, to decontaminate radioactive surfaces, as a metal deactivator in vegetable oils, as an eluting agent in ion exchange, to remove insoluble deposits of calcium and magnesium soaps, as an antioxidant, in the clarification of liquids, and to help reduce blood cholesterol; [NTP] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

No evidence of carcinogenicity in mice or rats; [NTP] Causes changes in tubules (including acute renal failure and necrosis) in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause skin and eye irritation; Inhalation may cause coughing, wheezing, respiratory distress, and mucous membrane irritation; [NTP] An irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Edetic acid."

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