International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID ICSC: 0886
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl)-glycine
EDTA
Edetic acid
C10H16N2O8 / ((HOOCCH2)2NCH2)2
Molecular mass: 292.2
ICSC #    0886
CAS #     60-00-4
RTECS # AH4025000
April 08, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray. Foam. Carbon dioxide. Powder
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into non-metal containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants, metals , food and feedstuffs.

Signal: Warning
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
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 (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of nitrous oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of metal s and rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2009).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes at 220-245 C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.86
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.05
(very poor)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: calculated -3.34; -5.01
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0886 ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.