It acts as a metal chelating agent and is known for its versatile industrial applications.
Used as laboratory reagent, this chemical is not considered a fire or explosion hazard.
The industries engaged in manufacturing detergents, liquid soaps, shampoos, textiles, agricultural chemical sprays & metal cleaning use this compound extensively.
It is also used as a metal deactivator in vegetable oils, oils emulsions & pharmaceutical products, anticoagulant of blood, eluting agent in iron exchange, antioxidant and liquid clarification agents.
Known for its efficacy, it is also used in specrophotometric titration, blood cholesterol controlling, food preservation, treatment of lead poisoning and calcinosis, removal of insoluble deposits of calcium and magnesium soaps and analytical chemistry.
It is also used in plating, treatment of chlorosis and decontamination of radio active surfaces.