Agent Name

Tetrasodium EDTA

CAS Number

64-02-8

Formula

C10-H16-N2-O8.4Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(Ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetic acid tetrasodium salt; Aquamoline BC; Aquamollin; Calsol; Celon E; Celon H; Celon IS; Cheelox BF; Cheelox BF-12; Cheelox BF-13; Cheelox BF-78; Cheelox BR-33; Chelest 400; Chelon 100; Chemcolox 200; Chemcolox 240 Powder; Clewat S 2; Clewat T; Complexone; Conigon BC; Distol; Distol 8; EDTA sodium; EDTA tetrasodium salt; EDTA, tetrasodium; Edathanil tetrasodium; Edetate sodium; Edetic acid tetrasodium salt; Endrate tetrasodium; Ergon; Ergon B; Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid sodium salt; Ethylenebis(iminodiacetic acid) tetrasodium salt; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, tetrasodium salt; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)-, tetrasodium salt; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl-, tetrasodium salt; Hamp-ene 100; Hamp-ene 100S; Hamp-ene 215; Hamp-ene 220; Hamp-ene Na4; Irgalon; Kalex; Kemplex 100; Komplexon; Kutrilon CS; Metaquest C; N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-(carboxymethyl)glycine) tetrasodium salt; N,N'-Ethylenediaminediacetic acid tetrasodium salt; Na4EDTA; Natrii edetas; Natrium aedeticum; Nervanaid B; Nervanaid B liquid; Nervanaid-B liquid; Nullapon; Nullapon B; Nullapon BF-12; Nullapon BF-78; Nullapon BFC; Nullapon BFC Liquid; Nullapon BFC Conc; Nullapon BFC Conc Beads; Perma Kleer 100; Perma Kleer 50 crystals; Perma Kleer Tetra CP; Perma-Kleer 100; Perma-Kleer Tetra CP; Questex; Questex 4; Sequestrene; Sequestrene 30A; Sequestrene Na 4; Sequestrene ST; Sodium (edetate de); Sodium EDTA; Sodium edetate; Sodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate; Sodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; Sodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; Syntes 12A; Syntron B; TST; Tetracemate tetrasodium; Tetracemin; Tetranatrium ethylendiamintetraacetat [Czech]; Tetrasodium (ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetate; Tetrasodium edetate; Tetrasodium ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetate; Tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate; Tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetracetate; Tetrasodium salt EDTA; Tetrasodium salt of EDTA; Tetrasodium salt of ethylenediaminetetracetic acid; Tetrasodium(ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetate; Tetrine; Trilon B; Tyclarosol; Versene; Versene 100; Versene 220; Versene 67; Versene FE 3; Versene beads; Versene flake; Versene powder; Versene powder tetra sodium; Warkeelate PS-42; Warkeelate PS-43; Warkeelate PS-47; Warkeelate S-42; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Colorless solid; [ICSC] White, slightly yellow, or cream-colored solid; Hygroscopic; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chelating agent; [Hawley] Used in agricultural, chemical, electrical/electronic engineering, leather processing, metal extraction, refining, and processing, paint, lacquers, and varnishes, paper-pulp-board, photographic, polymers, textiles, oil field, metal finishing, water treatment, food, pharmaceutical, and personal, industrial, and domestic cleaners industries; [IUCLID]

Comments

An eye irritant; [ICSC] Irritating to eyes but not skin of rabbits; Causes tetanic convulsions and death in rabbits and mice (acute exposure, route not specified); Emergency treatment: Symptomatic drug ingestion; [HSDB] May cause serious eye injury; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Not sensitizing to guinea pig skin; [IUCLID] A moderate skin and eye irritant; Causes changes in tubules (including acute renal failure and necrosis) in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Causes no to mild skin irritation and severe eye irritation; Weak skin sensitizer in one animal study, but considered non-sensitizing to human skin (two single cases reported over decades of heavy use in industrial and consumer products); Not mutagenic or potentially carcinogenic for humans; No effects on fertility in studies of rodents; Fetotoxic and teratogenic effects in experimental animals at very high doses (maternally toxic and possibly attributable to zinc deficiency); [ToxPlanet: EC] See "Edetic acid."

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