Agent Name

Copper (2+) NTA

CAS Number

34831-02-2

Formula

C6-H6-Cu-N-O6.H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper nitrilotriacetate; Copper nitrilotriacetic acid; Cuprate(1-), (N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)glycinato(3-)-N,O,O',O'')-, hydrogen, (T-4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Comments

"There is inadequate evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of nitrilotriacetic acid and its salts." [IARC] NTA complexes of mercury, cadmium, and nickel degrade more slowly than complexes of lead, zinc, and iron; Undegraded NTA may accumulate in the environment; [HSDB] See "Copper."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

MAK

0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction (Cu, inorganic cmpnds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3, as Cu

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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