Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid, known commonly as EDTA and commercially as Versene, Trilon B, Sequestrene, and Complexone II, III, and IV; was first produced in 1936 by the I.G. Farbenindustrie. EDTA reacts chemically as a ligand. That is, it forms a complex by occupying two or more coordination prositions of the atom it reacts with. The resulting complex is called a chelate, which stems from the Greek word for clas. EDTA acts as a sequestering agent by forming stable, water-soluble chelates with metal ions.
Carlson, Donald Theodore, "Potentiometric titrations of metal ions with EDTA" (1960). Honors Theses. 1723.