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Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid

EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) is a chelating agent widely used in various industries, including medicine and food. It forms stable complexes with metal ions, making it useful for applications such as metal detoxification, water treatment, and as a preservative in cosmetics and food products.

Chemical Formula:

C10H16N2O8

CAS Number:

60-00-4

Synonyms:

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, Ethylenedinitrilo tetraacetic acid, Ethylenediamine tetraacetate, Edetic acid, Versene, Sequestrene, Titriplex, Complexone

Characteristics

Melting Point

250-260°C

Boiling Point

Solubility

It is highly soluble in water, but less soluble in organic solvents.

Density

0.86 g/cm3.

Forms

Powder, White, Crystalline

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Chelating Agent
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Water Treatment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  • Analytical Chemistry

Industries

  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Food and Beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Textile and Dyeing

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