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Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

anhydrous, crystalline, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: (Ethylenedinitrilo)tetraacetic acid, EDTA, Edathamil, Ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acid

  • CAS Number 60-00-4

  • Linear Formula (HO2CCH2)2NCH2CH2N(CH2CO2H)2

  • Molecular Weight 292.24

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1716295

  •  EC Number 200-449-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00003541

  •  eCl@ss 39030907

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24894634

  •  NACRES NA.25




Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid has been used:
• as a component of peptide dilution buffer for intracellular BH3 (Bcl-2 homology (BH) domain) profiling and validation
• as a medium component in the hepatic stellate cell (HSCs) culture
• as a component of homogenization buffer for protein extraction from eye tissues
• for stopping benzonase reaction in lysis buffer


100, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is an anticoagulant, majorly used in preventing clotting of blood samples. EDTA may trigger aggregation of platelets resulting in pseudothrombocytopenia. EDTA along with tetracycline imparts serves as root conditioning agent and provides relief in gum infection. EDTA-tetracycline therapy decreases coronary artery calcium levels in atherosclerosis. Calcium Disodium EDTA administration is effective in slowing down the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
UN 3077 9 / PGIII
WGK Germany 

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