What is Pharmaceutical Grade Disodium EDTA and what is it used for?

What is EDTA Disodium Pharma grade:

Disodium EDTA Pharma grade occurs as white, odourless crystalline granules or a white powder. It is freely soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol. It is a very high purity which is used as sequestrant, chelating agent, stabiliser, antioxidant synergist and preservative. It is approved for use in the cosmetic industry and the pharmaceutical industries.

  • Synonyms: (ethylenedini­trilo)tetraace­tic acid disodium salt, disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetate, disodium dihydrogen ethylenediami­netetraacetate, Dissolvine Na2-P
  • Quality: High purity food and Pharma quality (USP/BP/EP/JP/ACS)
  • CAS No. 139–33–3
  • EC No. 205–358–3
  • Formula: C10H14N2Na2O8 2H2O
  • Molecular weight: 372.24
  • Appearance: white crystaline solid.
  • Melting Point: 110C (230F)
  • Solubility: Easily soluble in hot water. Soluble in cold water 100g/L @20C
  • pH (1%): 4.5

Uses for EDTA disodium salt BP

Cosmetics, Pharma and Fine Chemicals Funtions: Chelating agent, Preservative, Stabilizer. In the cosmetics industry it is used as a stabilizer.

In personal care products like soaps, creams, shampoos it is used to increase effectiveness and improve stability of the products.

Other applications for EDTA Disodium include: In Photography as a bleach in photographic film processing. In the manufacturing of paper to maximize bleaching efficiency during pulping, prevent brightness reversion, and protect bleach potency. In Scale removal and prevention – to clean calcium and other types of scale from boilers, evaporators, heat exchangers, filter cloths, and glass-lined kettles. I Water treatment – to control water hardness and scale-forming calcium and magnesium ions and to prevent scale formation. In Metalworking indutries it is used for surface preparation, metal cleaning, metal plating, and in metalworking fluids. In Cleaning products EDTA is employed to remove hard water scale, soap film, and inorganic scales. It is commonly used in a wide variety of cleaning products and formulations, including hard surface cleaners, laundry detergents, bactericdal cleaners, vehicle washes etc.

Health & Safety

This product is not classified according to the EU regulations.

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