N-formyliminodiacetic acid, a new compound from the reaction of nitrilotriacetic acid and chlorine

Science
R J Spanggord, C A Tyson

Abstract

It has been proposed that nitrilotriacetic acid be substituted for trisodium polyphosphates in detergents as a way to reduce the rate of eutrophication in the Great Lake Basin. The reaction of nitrilotriacetic acid with chlorine-containing solutions produces a hitherto unknown degradation production, N-formyliminodiacetic acid, in high yield. The toxicological and environmental implications of this reaction are unclear.

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