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Decarboxylation of tetrasodium edta

andyloris - 23-9-2022 at 07:20

I'm trying to get ethylenediamine,
and making things is funnier than buying them,
so I looked arround and found tetrasodium edta.

Is the decarboxylation of tetrasodium edta possible like you would do with sodium benzoate (heating with sodium hydroxide) ?

njl - 23-9-2022 at 08:15

No, even if you could easily decarb EDTA it would not yield ethylene diamine.