EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a chelating agent, a general chemical and a sequestrant. In molecular biology applications, it is used to minimize metal ion contamination and prevent enzymatic activity.
EDTA disodium is routinely used in electrophoresis DNA and protein separation applications to chelate metal ions required for enzymatic activity that could potentially damage DNA and protein structure.
EDTA Disodium, Dihydrate
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
Formula: C10H14N2Na2O8 ∙ 2H2O
MW: 372.24 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store in a dry and well-ventilated place.
PubChem Chemical ID: 636371