Agent Name

Sodium nitriloacetate

Alternative Name

Nitrilotriacetic acid, sodium salt

CAS Number

10042-84-9

Formula

C6-H9-N-O6.x-Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Nitrilotriacetic acid, sodium salt; N,N-Bis(carboxymethyl)glycine sodium salt; Nitrilotriacetic acid sodium salt; Sodium NTA; Sodium aminotriacetate; Sodium nitrilotriacetate; Acetic acid, nitrilotri-, sodium salt; Glycine, N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)-, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] NTA Sodium salt, NTA, Sodium salt; [IARC]

Category

Chelating Agents

Sources/Uses

Nitrilotriacetic acid and its salts are used in synthetic laundry and dishwashing detergents and as metal chelating and sequestering agents; [IARC]

Comments

Causes acute renal tubular changes in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes convulsions, acute pulmonary edema, and cyanosis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] The trisodium salt is nephrotoxic in rats and mice following oral administration; [IARC] See "Nitrilotriacetic acid."

Adverse Effects
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