EDTA - (60-00-4)

Introduction

Name: EDTA; ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; 2,2',2'',2'''-(ethane-1,2-diyldinitrilo)tetraacetic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 60-00-4
Chemical Formula: C10H16N2O8
Molar Mass: 292.24264 g
State of Matter: colorless crystals
Mass Percent: C 41.098 %; H 5.5183 %; N 9.5856 %; O 43.797 % 

Classification

Uses/Function

• "A chelating agent that, in the form of its calcium and sodium salts, is used to remove substances such as lead and digitalis from the body." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 4
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 35
Pi Bonds: 4
Total: 39
Carboxyl Groups: 4
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 21.