A polydentate ligand that tightly complexes certain metal ions. EDTA is used as a blood preservative by complexing free calcium ion (which promotes blood clotting). EDTA's ability to bind to lead ions makes it useful as an antidote for lead poisoning.
- Also known as
- EDTA, H4EDTA, Diaminoethane-tetraacetic acid, Edetic acid, Ethylenedinitrilo-tetraacetic acid, Versene
|Atomic / Molecular Weight||292.24||gmol-1||Clip|
|Melting Point||510 to 518||K||Clip|