nitrilotriacetic acid


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nitrilotriacetic acid

[¦nī·trə·lō‚trī·ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
N(CH2COOH)3 A white powder, melting point 240°C, with some decomposition; soluble in water; it is toxic, and birth abnormalities may result from ingestion; may be used as a chelating agent in the laboratory. Also known as NTA; TGA.
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Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), thiobarbituric acid (TBA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), mannitol, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), t-butyl-peroxide, deoxyribose, ferric chloride, nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), hydrogen peroxide, superoxide dismutase, phenazine methosulphate, nicotinamide nucleotide diphosphate and nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) were purchased from Sigma.
The ferric nitrilotriacetic acid (FeNTA) solution (10 mmol/L) used for iron saturation of serum transferrin was prepared by dissolving 275 mg of NTA and 270 mg of Fe[Cl.
We prepared positive controls by adding ferric nitrilotriacetic acid (FeNTA) to pooled, complement-inactivated, sterile-filtered normal serum.