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Testing Status of Trisodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate trihydrate (EDTA) - C03974

 

CASRN: 150-38-9

Formula: C10-H16-N2-O8.3Na

Synonyms/Common Names

  • EDTA
  • N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl)glycine trisodium salt (9CI)
  • Trisodium ethylenediamine tetracetate trihydrate

Known Uses

Chelating agent; antioxidant in food; used in cosmetics, drugs, rubber, textiles

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 14-Day (Dosed-Feed)  (C03974)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N; Mice: B6C3F1
  • 13-Week (Dosed-Feed)  (C03974)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N; Mice: B6C3F1
    • Dose: 0, 4640, 21600 PPM/10 PER GROUP.

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • 2-Year (Dosed-Feed)  (C03974)  Report Complete 
    • TR-011 (NIH Number: 77-811)  (Peer Review Approval 07/25/1977A )
      Bioassay of Trisodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate Trihydrate (EDTA) for Possible Carcinogenicity (CASRN 150-38-9)
    • Rats: F344/N; Mice: B6C3F1
    • Carcinogenesis Results
      • Male Rats Negative 
      • Female Rats Negative 
      • Male Mice Negative 
      • Female Mice Negative 
    • Dose: 0, 3750, 7500 PPM/50 PER GROUP.

Genetic Toxicology

  • In Vitro Cytogenetics (CA/SCE)  (215387)  Completed 
    • Sister Chromatid Exchange Negative 
    • Chromosome Aberrations Negative 
  • Mouse Lymphoma  (127205)  Completed 
    • Citation: McGregor, D., Brown, A., Cattanach, P., Edwards, I., McBride, D., Riach, C., and Caspary, W. Responses of the L5178Y tk+/tk- mouse lymphoma cell forward mutation assay: III. 72 coded chemicals. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 12 (1988) 85-154
    • Mice
    •  Negative 
  • Salmonella  (255190)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. (1985) Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. II. Testing of carcinogens and noncarcinogens in Salmonella typhimurium and Escerichia coli. Environ. Mutagen. 7 (Suppl 5): 1-248.
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelmans, K. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. IV. Results from the testing of 300 chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 11 (Suppl 12) (1988) 1-158
    •  Negative 
  • Salmonella  (N-9245)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. (1985) Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. II. Testing of carcinogens and noncarcinogens in Salmonella typhimurium and Escerichia coli. Environ. Mutagen. 7 (Suppl 5): 1-248.
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. II. Testing of carcinogens and noncarcinogens in Salmonella typhimurium and Escerichia coli Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 7 (Suppl 5) (1985) 1-248
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