Nitrilotriacetic Acid, a derivative of acetic acid has a 191.139 g/mol molecular weight and C6H9NO6 or N(CH2COOH)3 molecular formula. This complexing (sequestering) agent can be used in the formation of stable complexes with Zn2+. It is a odorless, white, crystalline solid compound, which finds usage in laundry detergents as well as can be used as chelating and eluting agent. Nitrilotriacetic Acid is water soluble compound that is available as sodium salt or free acid. Formaldehyde,ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide or sodium cyanide can be used for its production.