(noun) A salt of a xanthic acid,especially a simple xanthic acidsalt,as of sodium or potassium,usedas a flotationcollector 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."