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StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2017-12-07 02:49:14 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB15109
Metabolite Identification
Common NameEdetic Acid
DescriptionEdetic Acid is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a chelating agent (chelating agents) that sequesters a variety of polyvalent cations. It is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and as a food additive. [PubChem]The pharmacologic effects of edetate calcium disodium are due to the formation of chelates with divalent and trivalent metals. A stable chelate will form with any metal that has the ability to displace calcium from the molecule, a feature shared by lead, zinc, cadmium, manganese, iron and mercury. The amounts of manganese and iron metabolized are not significant. Copper is not mobilized and mercury is unavailable for chelation because it is too tightly bound to body ligands or it is stored in inaccessible body compartments. The excretion of calcium by the body is not increased following intravenous administration of edetate calcium disodium, but the excretion of zinc is considerably increased.
(ethylenedinitrilo)Tetraacetic acid, ion(4-)ChEBI
Acide edetiqueChEBI
Acide ethylenediaminetetracetiqueChEBI
acido EdeticoChEBI
Acidum edeticumChEBI
EDTA, ion(4-)ChEBI
N,N'-1,2-ethane diylbis-(N-(carboxymethyl)glycine)ChEBI
{[-(bis-carboxymethyl-amino)-ethyl]-carboxymethyl-amino}-acetIC ACIDChEBI
(ethylenedinitrilo)Tetraacetate, ion(4-)Generator
2,2',2'',2'''-(ethane-1,2-diyldinitrilo)tetraacetic acidGenerator
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acidGenerator
Calcium disodium edetateHMDB
Calcium disodium versenateHMDB
Edetate calciumHMDB
Edetate calcium disodiumHMDB
Acid, ethylenedinitrilotetraaceticMeSH
Calcium tetacineMeSH
Copper edtaMeSH
EDTA, disodiumMeSH
EDTA, distannousMeSH
Edetic acid, dipotassium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, disodium salt, dihydrateMeSH
Edetic acid, disodium, magnesium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, magnesium saltMeSH
Ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acidMeSH
Potassium edtaMeSH
Chromium edtaMeSH
Dinitrilotetraacetate, ethyleneMeSH
Disodium ethylene dinitrilotetraacetateMeSH
Distannous edtaMeSH
EDTA, chromiumMeSH
EDTA, dicobaltMeSH
EDTA, galliumMeSH
EDTA, magnesium disodiumMeSH
Edetate disodium calciumMeSH
Edetic acid, disodium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, monosodium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, potassium saltMeSH
Gallium edtaMeSH
Tetacine, calciumMeSH
Acid, ethylenediaminetetraaceticMeSH
Calcitetracemate, disodiumMeSH
Chelaton 3MeSH
Dinitrilotetraacetate, disodium ethyleneMeSH
Disodium edtaMeSH
EDTA, copperMeSH
Edetic acid, sodium saltMeSH
Ethylene dinitrilotetraacetate, disodiumMeSH
Stannous edtaMeSH
Versenate, calcium disodiumMeSH
Acid, edeticMeSH
Dicobalt edtaMeSH
Disodium calcitetracemateMeSH
Disodium versenate, calciumMeSH
EDTA, potassiumMeSH
EDTA, stannousMeSH
Edetate, calcium disodiumMeSH
Edetic acid, calcium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, calcium, sodium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, chromium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, disodium, monopotassium saltMeSH
Edetic acid, monopotassium saltMeSH
Ethylene dinitrilotetraacetateMeSH
Magnesium disodium edtaMeSH
Chemical FormulaC10H16N2O8
Average Molecular Weight292.2426
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight292.090665498
IUPAC Name2-({2-[bis(carboxymethyl)amino]ethyl}(carboxymethyl)amino)acetic acid
Traditional Nameedta
CAS Registry Number62-33-9
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tetracarboxylic acids and derivatives. These are carboxylic acids containing exactly four carboxyl groups.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassTetracarboxylic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentTetracarboxylic acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Tetracarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Alpha-amino acid
  • Alpha-amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino acid or derivatives
  • Tertiary amine
  • Tertiary aliphatic amine
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Amine
  • Organic oxide
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility9.26 g/LNot Available
LogP-2.6Not Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility9.26 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.49ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)8.13ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count10ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count4ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area155.68 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count11ChemAxon
Refractivity62.35 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability25.64 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (4 TMS)splash10-0f6x-2971000000-52370879752b5b63ccc2View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-0f6x-2971000000-52370879752b5b63ccc2View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0002-3930000000-da498c10e1988a598601View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (4 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00dl-9253520000-45cc304de47f6d8bb25fView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0007-0190000000-ff2f56ae902dbe88ddaeView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-03di-1970000000-6acfba9be031774d58fdView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0w2i-4980000000-7fb5e96677fc6ff6c029View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-0090000000-fdc1ce0a492732d97d45View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0006-0290000000-6ea2ca75f62b63f02ce2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-053r-8920000000-d825f98fdc0554f6dc69View in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00974 details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00974 details
Abnormal Concentrations
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Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00974
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID5826
KEGG Compound IDC00284
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkEdetate
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound6049
ChEBI ID42191
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available


General function:
Involved in arylesterase activity
Specific function:
Has low activity towards the organophosphate paraxon and aromatic carboxylic acid esters. Rapidly hydrolyzes lactones such as statin prodrugs (e.g. lovastatin). Hydrolyzes aromatic lactones and 5- or 6-member ring lactones with aliphatic substituents but not simple lactones or those with polar substituents.
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  1. Pla A, Rodrigo L, Hernandez AF, Gil F, Lopez O: Effect of metal ions and calcium on purified PON1 and PON3 from rat liver. Chem Biol Interact. 2007 Apr 5;167(1):63-70. Epub 2007 Jan 16. [PubMed:17292339 ]
General function:
Involved in deaminase activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the hydrolytic deamination of adenosine and 2-deoxyadenosine. Plays an important role in purine metabolism and in adenosine homeostasis. Modulates signaling by extracellular adenosine, and so contributes indirectly to cellular signaling events. Acts as a positive regulator of T-cell coactivation, by binding DPP4. Its interaction with DPP4 regulates lymphocyte-epithelial cell adhesion.
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  1. Abu-Shady MR, Elshafei AM, el-Beih FM, Mohamed LA: Properties of adenosine deaminase in extracts of Asperigillus terricola. Acta Microbiol Pol. 1994;43(3-4):305-11. [PubMed:7740980 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
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Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. Most active in catalyzing 2-hydroxylation. Caffeine is metabolized primarily by cytochrome CYP1A2 in the liver through an initial N3-demethylation. Also acts in the metabolism of aflatoxin B1 and acetaminophen. Participates in the bioactivation of carcinogenic aromatic and heterocyclic amines. Catalizes the N-hydroxylation of heterocyclic amines and the O-deethylation of phenacetin.
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  1. Bournique B, Petry M, Gousset G: Usefulness of statistic experimental designs in enzymology: example with recombinant hCYP3A4 and 1A2. Anal Biochem. 1999 Dec 1;276(1):18-26. [PubMed:10585740 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
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Catalyzes the formation of aromatic C18 estrogens from C19 androgens.
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  1. Moslemi S, Vibet A, Papadopoulos V, Camoin L, Silberzahn P, Gaillard JL: Purification and characterization of equine testicular cytochrome P-450 aromatase: comparison with the human enzyme. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 1997 Sep;118(1):217-27. [PubMed:9418012 ]
  2. Bellino FL, Holben L: Placental estrogen synthetase (aromatase): evidence for phosphatase-dependent inactivation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1989 Jul 14;162(1):498-504. [PubMed:2546553 ]
  3. Zhang F, Zhou D, Kao YC, Ye J, Chen S: Expression and purification of a recombinant form of human aromatase from Escherichia coli. Biochem Pharmacol. 2002 Nov 1;64(9):1317-24. [PubMed:12392814 ]
  4. Milczarek R, Sokolowska E, Hallmann A, Kaletha K, Klimek J: NADPH- and iron-dependent lipid peroxidation inhibit aromatase activity in human placental microsomes. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2008 Jun;110(3-5):230-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2007.11.004. Epub 2008 Apr 20. [PubMed:18499441 ]