chelating agent


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chelating agent

n
(Chemistry) a chemical compound that coordinates with a metal to form a chelate, often used to trap or remove heavy metal ions
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meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid: chemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of an orally effective metal chelating agent. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol 1990;20:279-306.
Penicillamine, a chelating agent, is associated with a risk of fetal connective tissue defects (cutis laxa) and should be avoided during pregnancy.
If metals are present, add a chelating agent. Before adding PHMB to plaster pools, use a metal chelating agent regardless of the analysis results.
EDTA (ethylene diaamine tetraacetate) is a chelating agent. It binds to many different metal ions and prevents them from reacting with any other chemical that might be present.
(Wilmington, DE) has patented a process is disclosed for clarifying an aqueous xanthan gum solution comprising treatment of the xanthan solution with at least one chelating agent, surfactant, organic acid, or a mixture thereof, and with a protease enzyme or a lysozyme and a protease enzyme.
The use of the chelating agent could also explain our finding of detectable NTBI in serum samples with <80% transferrin saturation if the chelating agent had mobilized a small amount of transferrin-bound iron.
This allows for the commercialisation of an environmentally friendly and readily biogradeable chelating agent. A chelant is an organic compound that forms a chemical bond with metal through two or more of its atoms.
However, it is possible that EDTA might provide an economical and accelerated treatment in that the EDTA, a powerful chelating agent, might extract calcium ions from the calmodulin protein in the Giara cysts, thus killing them.
This additive is a chelating agent and as such attracts metals.
Some things like vitamin C can act as a lead chelating agent. There are some studies that show that vitamin C will decrease the levels of lead in our body.
The only effective test used for bone lead levels is the disodium edetate (EDTA) chelating agent test.
The drug was studied because it is a chelating agent: it draws metals, including aluminum, out of human tissue.