EDTMP

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EDTMP
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Names
IUPAC name
[bis(phosphonomethyl)amino]methylphosphonic acid
Other names
Ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid), EDTMP
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.014.410
UNII
Properties
C6H20N2O12P4
Molar mass 436.13
Appearance solid
limited
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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EDTMP or ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) is a phosphonic acid. It has chelating and anti corrosion properties. EDTMP is the phosphonate analog of EDTA.[1] It is classified as a nitrogenous organic polyphosphonic acid.

Properties and applications[edit]

EDTMP is normally delivered as its sodium salt, which exhibits good solubility in water.

Used in Water treatment as an antiscaling and anti corrosion agent, the corrosion inhibition of EDTMP is 3–5 times better than that of inorganic polyphosphate. It has good chemical stability and thermal tolerance. It shows excellent scale inhibition ability under temperature 200 °C. It functions by chelating with many metal ions.

The anti-cancer drug Samarium (153Sm) lexidronam is also derived from EDTMP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Svara, J.; Weferling, N.; Hofmann, T. "Phosphorus Compounds, Organic," In 'Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008. doi:10.1002/14356007.a19_545.pub2.