Agent Name

Mercury (2+) NTA

CAS Number

53113-61-4

Formula

C6-H6-Hg-N-O6.H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercurate(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 "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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