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NITRILOTRIACETIC ACID TRISODIUM SALT ICSC: 1240
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

NTA sodium
Trisodium nitrilotriacetate
N,N-Bis(carboxymethyl)glycine trisodium salt
Nitrilo-2,2',2"-triacetic acid trisodium salt
CAS # 5064-31-3 C6H6NO6Na3 / N(CH2COONa)3
RTECS # MB8400000 Molecular mass: 257.1
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Burning sensation. Sore throat. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles, or face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.) Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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NITRILOTRIACETIC ACID TRISODIUM SALT ICSC: 1240
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes including nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Decomposes below melting point
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 93
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.62 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
NOTES
Trilon A is a trade name.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
See Also:
        Nitrilotriacetic acid (ICSC)
        Nitrilotriacetic acid trisodium salt monohydrate (ICSC)