from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A salt or ester 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A salt of xanthic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A salt of xanthic; a xanthogenate.
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- noun chemistry Any
saltor esterof xanthic acid.
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- noun a salt or ester of xanthic acid
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- 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.