Agent Name

Iminodiacetic acid

CAS Number

142-73-4

Formula

C4-H7-N-O4

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,2'-Iminodiacetic acid; Acetic acid, 2,2'-iminobis-; Acetic acid, iminodi-; Aminodiacetic acid; Diglycin; Diglycine; Diglycine (VAN); Diglycocoll; Diglykokoll; Glycine, N-(carboxymethyl)-; Hampshire; IDA; IDA (VAN); IDA (chelating agent); IMDA; Iminobis(acetic acid); Iminodiethanoic acid; N-(Carboxymethyl)glycine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Light brown crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffer/sequestrant in electroplating applications and to make surfactants, chelating resins, and polymeric amides; Used as IDA, a chelating agent; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency medical treatment: symptomatic drug ingestion; Not tumorigenic when 0.5% solution added to drinking water of rats for most of their lifespans; [HSDB] Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 250 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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