EDTA

CAS#: 60-00-04

Synonyms: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; ethylenebisiminodiacetic acid; ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acid

Uses: Detergents; liquid soaps; shampoos; agricultural chemical sprays; metal cleaning and plating; metal chelating agent; treatment of chlorosis; decontamination of radioactive surfaces; metal deactivator in vegetable oils, oil emulsions, pharmaceutical products, etc.; anticoagulant of blood; eluting agent in ion exchange; to remove insoluble deposits of calcuim and magnesium soaps; in textiles to improve dyieing, scouring, and detergent operations; antioxidant ; clarification of liquids; analytical chemistry, spectrophotometric titration; aid in reducing blood cholesterol; in medicine to treat lead poisoning and calcinosis; food additive (preservative).  Note: A number of salts of EDTA are available with uses identical or simular to the acid. The USP salts are called edetates (calcium disodium, disodium edetates); others are usually abbreviated to EDTA (tetrasodium, trisodium EDTA). other salts, known chiefly under trademark names are the sodium ferric, dihydrogen ferrous and a  range of disodium salts with magnesium, divalent cobalt, manganese, copper, zinc, and nickel.

Hazard: N/A