International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRASODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE ICSC: 1688
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid tetrasodium salt
Acetic acid, (ethylenedinitrilo)tetra-, tetrasodium salt
N,N'-Ethylenediaminediacetic acid tetrasodium salt
EDTA Tetrasodium
C10H12N2O8Na4 / ((NaOOCCH2)2NCH2)2
Molecular mass: 380.2
ICSC #    1688
CAS #     64-02-8
RTECS # AH5075000
October 12, 2006 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, powder, carbon dioxide.
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. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from strong oxidants,strong bases.

Signal: Warning
Excl mark
Harmful if swallowed
Causes mild skin irritation
Causes serious eye irritation
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1688 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 CRYSTALLINE 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 including Reacts with

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes. ge to the tubuli of the kidneys after i.p. inj. subacute, subchronic and chronic dosages. no dose levels available.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes at >200 C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 100-110
Auto-ignition temperature: >200C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.01 (calcualted)
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ICSC: 1688 TETRASODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE
(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.