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Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dihydrate

suitable for electrophoresis, for molecular biology, 99.0-101.0% (titration)

Edetate disodium salt dihydrate, Disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate dihydrate, EDTA disodium salt, Edathamil, EDTA-Na2, Sequestrene Na2
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C10H14N2Na2O8 · 2H2O
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Quality Level


for molecular biology


99.0-101.0% (titration)




electrophoresis: suitable


≤0.005% Insolubles
≤0.1% Nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)


248 °C (dec.) (lit.)


3  M NaOH: 1.6 g/10 mL

cation traces

Fe: ≤0.005%
Pb: ≤0.002%

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, NICKase and protease, none detected

storage temp.

room temp

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General description

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dehydrate is designated as Molecular Biology grade and is suitable for molecular biology applications. It has been analyzed for the presence of nucleases and proteases.


Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt dehydrate has been used:
  • To prepare TE buffer.
  • As an anticoagulant.
  • As a constituent of Flow buffer.
Chelator of divalent cations. Inhibits enzymes, such as metalloproteases, that require divalent cations for activity.


50, 100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle
5 kg in poly drum


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Aquatic Chronic 3 - STOT RE 2 Inhalation

Target Organs

Respiratory Tract

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  3. Can solutions of Product E5134, EDTA disodium salt, be autoclaved?


  4. Is Product E5134, EDTA disodium salt, stable in solution?

    Yes. A 0.5 M stock solution at pH 8.5 is stable for months at 2-8°C.

  5. What is the working concentration for Product E5134, EDTA disodium salt, for use as an anti-coagulant?

    The optimal concentration is 1.5 mg per mL of blood.

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Comet Assay

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