EDTA-2NA also known by several other names, is a chemical used in several industrial applications for both industrial and medical purposes. It is attributing to its high ability to bind to most of the metal cations. EDTA-2NA is produced as several salts, e.g. ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt (EDTA-2NA). EDTA-2NA is used as chelating agents in cosmetic formulations.
EDTAS is a preservative, sequestrant, and stabilizer in foods. It is added to ascorbic acid-disodium benzoate containing soft drinks to mitigate the formation of benzene. this product and its salts are used as a component in the production of food-contact paper and paperboard. It is permitted in the feed and drinking water of animals and/or for the treatment of food-producing animals.
In the textile industry, This product and its salts prevent metal ion impurities from changing colors of dyed products. In the pulp and paper industry, EDTA and its salts inhibit the ability of metal ions from catalyzing the disproportionation of hydrogen peroxide (a typical bleaching agent). EDTA is used in synthetic rubber manufacture. this is also used as a corrosion inhibitor to carbon steel in the industries.
As an anticoagulant, EDTAS and tripotassium salts of EDTA are most commonly used. Edetate Disodium is the disodium salt form of edetate, a heavy metal chelating agent with anti-hypercalcemic and anti-arrhythmic properties. Edetate, a heavy metal antagonist, chelates divalent and trivalent metals, forming soluble stable complexes that are readily excreted by the kidneys, thereby can be used to lower serum calcium concentrations. In addition, this agent exerts a negative inotropic effect on the heart through a transiently induced hypocalcemic state, thereby antagonizing the inotropic and chronotropic effects of digitalis glycosides on the ventricles of the heart. Upon ocular administration, edetate exerts its ophthalmic effect by chelating calcium to form soluble complexes, thereby removing corneal calcium deposits.
Physical and chemical properties of EDTA-2NA
In the table below some of the chemical and physical properties of this product are mentioned. all data that is mentioned in this table is gathered from PubChem website:
Applications of EDTA-2NA
Na2 EDTA (ethylenediaminetetracetic acid disodium) is a chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in many industrial and personal care products.
It is used in cleaners, detergent, fertilizers, fixer solution for the development of color film, water cleaner and pH modifier. It is also used in redox reaction for the polymerization of butyl benzene rubber, it is used as part of activator for the control of polymerization speed.
It is used in Cosmetics to increase effectiveness and improve the stability of bar and solid soaps, bath preparations; creams, oils, hair care products and many other personal care formulations.
Disodium Edta E386 can be used in food such as in Processed fruits and vegetables, Meat, Seafood, Egg and Dairy Products, Grain-Based Products.
Industrial packaging of EDTA-2NA
Packing of chemicals is one of the most important factors in the transportation segment. below, there is a Shanghai Chemex group project for EDTA-2Na in China. The common packing for this chemical is 25 Kg bags as you can see below: