About EDTA Acid :  Properties & Uses
It is Also known as Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, it is an amino acid compound as well as a powerful chelating agent produced in a series of salts that sequesters a variety of polyvalent cations and attaches to plaque build up and heavy metals and removes them naturally from the body.

It is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and food preservation and can be used in agriculture, food processing, cleaners and detergents, pulp and paper manufacturing, textiles manufacturing/dyeing and water treatment

Store it
in tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dark, ventilated and dry place at room temperature.

It must be handled with proper protective clothing including gloves and with adequate ventilation around. While handling it, avoid contact with skin and  eyes as well as inhalation and ingestion.

  • Appearance           :  White crystalline powder
  • Molecular Formula   : C10H16N2O8
  • Molecular Weight    : 292.24264
  • Solubility               : Soluble in water
EDTA Acid Uses
  • As a base to manufacture derivatives of EDTA.

  • As an ingredient in the cleaning the boilers in large-scale power plants.

  • As an ingredient in prevention of the harmful effects on production caused by metal ions in water.

  • As an ingredient to remove hard water scale, soap film, and inorganic scales in a wide variety of cleaning products and formulations, including hard surface cleaners, institutional cleaners.

  • As an ingredient in Metalworking for surface preparation, metal cleaning, metal plating, and in metalworking fluids.

  • As an ingredient in Oil field applications in the drilling, production, and recovery of oil.

  • As an ingredient in Personal care products to increase effectiveness and improve stability of bar and solid soaps; bath preparations; creams, oils, and ointments; hair preparations, shampoos and almost every type of personal care formulation.

  • As an ingredient for suspension, emulsion, and solution polymers, both in polymerization reactions and for finished polymer stabilization

  • As an ingredient in Agriculture to stabilize formulations and to provide micro-nutrients to fertilizers.

  • As a bleach in photographic film processing.

  • As an ingredient in Pulp and paper industry to maximize bleaching efficiency during pulping, prevent brightness reversion, and protect bleach potency.

  • As an ingredient in all phases of textile processing, particularly the scouring, dyeing and color stripping stages
EDTA Acid Manufacturers
Vishnupriya Chemicals is one of major EDTA Acid manufacturers of consistent quality in line with international standards.

EDTA Acid Suppliers
As a leading EDTA Acid Suppliers, Vishnupriya Chemicals supplies in a variety of grades and compositions based upon the requirement of the clients.

EDTA Acid Traders

As one of the biggest traders in India, Vishnupriya Chemicals offers the best of pure quality at the best possible prices.
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Material Safety Data Sheet



Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification


Chemical Name: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid


Catalog Codes: SLE1045

CAS#: 60-00-4

RTECS: AH4025000

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid

CI#: Not available.

Synonym: EDTA; Edetic acid

Chemical Formula: C10H16N2O8



Contact Information:


Vishnupriya Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.


Office No. 7, Meridian apartments

Lake Hills Road, New MLA Quarters

Basheerbagh, Hyderabad 63,  A.P

Tel :  040 - 23225550

Fax : 040 23223177

Email :

Website :


Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients






% by Weight

Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid




Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 30 mg/kg [Mouse].


Section 3: Hazards Identification


Potential Acute Health Effects:

Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Severe over-exposure can result in death.


Potential Chronic Health Effects:


MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.



The substance may be toxic to kidneys.

Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.


Section 4: First Aid Measures


Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.


Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.


Serious Skin Contact: Not available.



If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.


Serious Inhalation: Not available.



If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention immediately.


Serious Ingestion: Not available.


Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data


Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.


Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.


Flash Points: Not available.


Flammable Limits: Not available.


Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2...).


Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.

Non-flammable in presence of shocks.


Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.

Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.


Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:

SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.

LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.


Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.


Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.


Section 6: Accidental Release Measures


Small Spill:

Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.


Large Spill:

Poisonous solid.

Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to

reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition

sources. Call for assistance on disposal.


Section 7: Handling and Storage



Keep locked up.. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label.


Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 24C (75.2F).


Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection


Engineering Controls:

Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.


Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.



Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.


Exposure Limits: Not available.


Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical state and appearance: Solid. (crystalline powder.)


Odor: Not available.


Taste: Not available.


Molecular Weight: 292.28 g/mole


Color: White.


pH (1% soln/water): Not available.


Boiling Point: Not available.


Melting Point: Decomposition temperature: 220-240C (464F)


Critical Temperature: Not available.


Specific Gravity: 0.72 (Water = 1)


Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.


Vapor Density: Not available.


Volatility: Not available.


Odor Threshold: Not available.


Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.


Ionicity (in Water): Not available.


Dispersion Properties: Not available.



Very slightly soluble in cold water.

Insoluble in common organic solvents.



Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data


Stability: The product is stable.


Instability Temperature: Not available.


Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, incompatible materials


Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.


Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.


Special Remarks on Reactivity:

Neutralized by alkali metal hydroxides to form a series of water-soluble salts containing from one to four alkali metal captions. No other information at this time.


Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.


Polymerization: Will not occur.


Section 11: Toxicological Information


Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.


Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 30 mg/kg [Mouse].


Chronic Effects on Humans:

MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.


May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys.


Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.


Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.


Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:

May cause adverse reproductive effects (fertility and fetotoxicity) and birth defects based on animal data.

May affect genetic material based on animal data.


Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Acute Potential Health Effects:

Skin: Can cause skin irritation.

Eyes: Can cause eye irritation.

Inhalation: Can irritate the nose, throat/respiratory tract, and mucous membranes.

Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation. May affect behavior.

Chronic Potential Health Effects:

Long term exposure via inhalation or ingestion may damage the kidneys.


Section 12: Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Not available.


BOD5 and COD: Not available.


Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.


Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.


Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.


Section 13: Disposal Considerations


Waste Disposal:

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.


Section 14: Transport Information


DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material.


Identification: : Not available. UNNA: NA9117 PG: III


Special Provisions for Transport: Not available.





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