Why Buy EDTA 0.1M Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
We supply EDTA 0.1M in 2.5L containers with discounts available for orders over 4 items. In addition, we also offer further options, such as specific pack sizes or personalised labelling. Simply contact us for more information or free technical advice.
Medical and research uses for EDTA
This compound is not only used in many different industrial applications but it’s also a vital ingredient in multiple medical and research uses, including:
- Used intravenously to treat poisoning with toxic ions, such as lead, mercury, chromium, zinc, nickel, cobalt, arsenic and thallium. Taking advantage of EDTA’s chelating properties, the goal of the treatment is to render any toxic ions present in the body completely inactive and therefore harmless. Eventually the complex [toxic ion:EDTA] can be safely excreted through the urine.
- Following the same principle, EDTA is also applied when digoxin – a medication used for some cardiovascular conditions – is used in excess. In this case, EDTA is able to trap unused ions in the circulation.
- In the lab, EDTA’s sequestering abilities are put to use in several molecular biology assays, when deactivation of certain metal-dependent enzymes is essential. It’s also used in cell culture methods to prevent cells clumping together in suspension, or to remove cells grown in a petri dish before analysis.
- EDTA is also a valuable ingredient in the analysis of water hardness to chelate metals that may otherwise interfere with the results.
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