EDTA Disodium: Properties: Uses: Handling & Safety
Also called as Disodium Edetate, Edta Disodium primarily works as a preservative,
and stabilizer. It is a major chelating agent from which all of its applications extend from.

It is frequently found in ingredients lists of personal care products, manufactured foods and beverages, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and skin care products.

A major chelating agent, It possess has high affinity for free metal ions, and is a common pollutant and impurity in many chemical environments. it helps to bring together all free radicals and impurities thereby giving free rein to all the major ingredients in detergents to work effectively and consistently without excessive chemical disturbance.

In addition, it is also has extensive industrial, medical and engineering applications and is hailed as one of the most important and widely used chemical compounds in modern human society.  

  • Appearance / Form    : White Crystalline Powder
  • Molecular Formula      : C0H14N2O8Na2 .2H2O
  • Molecular Weight       : 372.24
  • Solubility                  : Soluble in water
  • As a preservative and stabilizer in many processed foods and beverages.

  • As a metal chelator, it counteracts the adverse effects of hard water by binding with heavy metal ions.

  • As an ingredient for rinse-off products that inherently require water to come into contact with the skin.

  • As an ingredient in Cosmetic products that deactivates the metal ions through bonding with them.

  • This prevents cosmetic products from deteriorating, maintain clarity and prevent it from smelling rancid.

  • As a chelating agent helps bind the free radicals and impurities, allowing the major ingredients in detergents to work effectively and consistently without excessive chemical disturbance.

  • As an ingredient in virtually every personal care product including facial moisturizer/lotion, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, cleanser, shampoo/conditioner, hair dye, body wash and eye cream.

  • As an ingredient in electrophoresis DNA and protein separation applications to chelate metal ions required for enzymatic activity that could potentially damage DNA and protein structure.

  • As a chelating therapy, where it cleanses bodies of excess iron, mercury and other heavy metals; in blood testing and blood transfusions as anticoagulant; in cell proliferation analysis to keep cells separate from each other.

  • As a laundry detergent enhancer and as a water softener in industrial supplies for the maintenance, cleaning and priming of equipment and machinery.

  • As an essential ingredient in textiles and paper pulp industry in bleaching and maintaining colors and dyes.
Handling & Safety
• It is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure this substance can produce target organs damage.

• No known effect on skin contact, rinse with water for a few minutes.

• Wash your hands and legs after handling it, as well as before eating, smoking and using the toilet.

• Promptly remove any clothing that becomes contaminated after its exposure to it. Wash promptly if skin becomes contaminated.

• Store it in tightly closed original containers in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

• While handling, wear protective gloves (Rubber or plastic) & other recommended protective clothing like Safety Glasses, Full Suit & Boots

• Avoid spilling and skin and eye contact

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Material Safety Data Sheet

EDTA Disodium


Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification


Chemical Name: EDTA Disodium


CAS#: 6381-92-6

RTECS: Not applicable.

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Water

CI#: Not applicable.

Synonym: EDTA Disodium, 2.5% (w/v); EDTA, Disodium,

2.5%, (w/v) Aqueous Solution, for Sulfite, APHA

Chemical Formula: Not applicable.


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

EDTA  Disodium




Toxicological Data on Ingredients:  EDTA Disodium: ORAL (LD50): Acute: >2000 mg/kg [Rat].


Section 3: Hazards Identification


Potential Acute Health Effects:

Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, . Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator). Non-corrosive for skin. Non-corrosive to the eyes. Non-corrosive for lungs.


Potential Chronic Health Effects:






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. Get medical attention.


Skin Contact:

In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Cold water may be used.Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.


Serious Skin Contact:

Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek medical attention.



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.



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 if symptoms appear.


Serious Ingestion: Not available.


Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data


Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.


Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.


Flash Points: Not applicable.


Flammable Limits: Not applicable.


Products of Combustion: Not available.


Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.


Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Non-explosive in presence of open flames and sparks, of shocks.


Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.


Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.


Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.


Section 6: Accidental Release Measures


Small Spill:

Dilute with water and mop up, or absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.


Large Spill:

Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.


Section 7: Handling and Storage



Do not ingest. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapor/spray. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.


Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.


Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection


Engineering Controls:

Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value.


Personal Protection:

Splash goggles. Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.  Gloves.


Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor 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: Liquid.


Odor: Not available.


Taste: Not available.


Molecular Weight: Not applicable.


Color: Not available.


pH (1% soln/water): Neutral.


Boiling Point: The lowest known value is 100°C (212°F) (Water).


Melting Point: Not available.


Critical Temperature: Not available.


Specific Gravity: The only known value is 1 (Water = 1) (Water).


Vapor Pressure: The highest known value is 2.3 kPa (@ 20°C) (Water).


Vapor Density: The highest known value is 0.62 (Air = 1) (Water).


Volatility: Not available.


Odor Threshold: Not available.


Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.


Ionicity (in Water): Not available.


Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water.


Solubility: Easily soluble in cold water, hot water.


Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data


Stability: The product is stable.


Instability Temperature: Not available.


Conditions of Instability: Incompatible materials


Incompatibility with various substances: Slightly reactive to reactive with oxidizing agents.


Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.


Special Remarks on Reactivity: No other information at this time. (Edetate disodium, dihydrate)


Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.


Polymerization: Yes.


Section 11: Toxicological Information


Routes of Entry: Absorbed through skin. Eye contact.


Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 84000 mg/kg (Rat) (Calculated value for the mixture).


Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.


Other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).


Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.


Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:

Genetic (Mutation) Effects (Cytogenic Analysis)cited (dust inhalation in hamsters) in "Registery of Toxic Effects of

Chemical Substances" (RTECS) database. (Edetate disodium, dihydrate)


Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Acute Potential Health Effects:

May irritate eyes, skin, respiratory tract, and mucous membranes.

Ingestion: No hazard in normal industrial use, although it may be harmful of ingested in large amounts and cause

gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

To the best our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.

(Edetate disodium, dihydrate)


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 product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.


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.




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