Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dihydrate
C10H14N2O8Na2 • 2H2O
EDTA, disodium salt, for molecular biology is extensively used as a chelator of divalent cations such as Ca2+. EDTA is a chelating agent, a general chemical, and a sequestrant. In molecular biology applications, addition of EDTA minimizes the impact of metal ion contaminants. Also used to facilitate enzymatic reactions that could be inhibited by heavy metal traces and it also inhibits enzymes, such as metalloproteases.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
Research or further manufacturing use only, not for food or drug use.