Definition of "xanthate" []

  • (noun) A salt of a xanthic acid, especially a simple xanthic acid salt, as of sodium or potassium, used as a flotation collector for copper, silver, and gold.

Use "xanthate" in a sentence

  • "- Toxic flotation reagents: those reagents most commonly used in small-scale mining in Latin America are sulfuric acid, diesel oil and long-chained carbon-hydroxides (frothers and collectors) such as xanthate."
  • "'Viscose' silks obtained by spinning solutions of xanthate of cellulose."
  • "The solution may be regarded as containing the ammonium cellulose xanthate."

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