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A review on known and unknown facts of EDTA
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Edetate disodium (EDTA), chelating agent, known facts, unknown facts

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Varma, O. (2020). A review on known and unknown facts of EDTA. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 8(02). Retrieved from https://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/552

Abstract

Edetate disodium (EDTA) is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent. A chelating agent is capable of removing a heavy metal, such as lead or mercury, from the blood. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a chelating agent can bind to metals via four carboxylate and two amine groups. It is a polyamino carboxylic acid and a colorless, water-soluble solid, which is widely used to dissolve lime scale. It is produced as several salts, notably disodium EDTA and calcium disodium EDTA. EDTA reacts with the calcium ions in dentine and forms soluble calcium chelates. A review on EDTA’s known and unknown facts are presented in this article.

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