EDTA Acid, also known as Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, is a synthetic compound with the chemical formula C10H16N2O8. It is a colorless, water-soluble solid that is widely used as a chelating agent in various industries.EDTA Acid is primarily used to sequester metal ions, particularly calcium and iron ions, in aqueous solutions. It is commonly used in the food and beverage industry as a preservative to prevent discoloration and to improve the appearance of products. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a stabilizer for drugs that contain metal ions.
In addition, EDTA Acid is used in various other applications, such as in the cosmetics industry as a preservative, in the textile industry as a color-fading inhibitor, and in the agriculture industry as a micronutrient fertilizer.