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Ethylenediamineteraacetic Acid

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Ethylenediamineteraacetic Acid

CAS #

60-00-4

SYNONYM

EDTA; Glycine, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis[N-(carboxymethyl)-; 1,2-Ethanediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(carboxymethyl)-

FORMULA

C10H16O8N2

HAZARD

0 Non-Regulated Material

Product Specifications

CHELATING VALUE

339 mg/g CaCO3 C.V. Min

MOISTURE

0.2% Max

SENSORIC

White Crystalline Powder

PH

(1% Solution) 2.9 +/- 0.3

ODOR

Odorless

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

(@25 C) 0.67

SOLUBILITY

Insoluble in Water

ACTIVITY

99% Min.

INSOLUBILITY

in common org. solvs.

MELTING POINT

dec. 240 c

COLOR

colorless or white crystal powder

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

292.28

NOTES

EDTA is used in food as a preservative to prevent catalytic oxidation by metal ions or stabilizer and for iron fortification. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a preservative in packaged foods, vitamins, and baby food. EDTA is used in prsonal care, added to cosmetics to improve product stability. EDTA is also used in oil production, added into the borehole to inhibit mineral precipitation. It's also used in the dairy and beverage industry cleaning milk stains from bottles. EDTA is used in flue gas cleaning removal of NOx, Soft drinks containing ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate, to mitigate formation of benzene (a carcinogen), and recycling recovery of lead from used lead acid batteries.

Use: CHELATING

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