International Chemical Safety Cards

EDTA ICSC: 0886
EDTA
N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl)-glycine
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Edetic acid
C10H16N2O8 / ((HOOCCH2)2NCH2)2
Molecular mass: 292.2
CAS # 60-00-4
RTECS # AH4025000
ICSC # 0886

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation (not if powder).
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, copper and its alloys, nickel.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0886 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    EDTA ICSC: 0886

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of nitrous oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants, strong bases, copper, copper alloys and nickel.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below boiling point at 150C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.086
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 0.05
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    NOTES
    Trilon, Titriplex, Versene acid are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0886 EDTA
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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