Agent Name

Potassium pentylxanthate

CAS Number

2720-73-2

Formula

C6-H11-O-S2.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aeroxanthate; Aeroxanthate 350; Amyl potassium xanthate; Amylxanthic acid, potassium salt; Dithiocarbonic acid O-pentyl ester potassium salt; Potassium amylxanthate; Potassium amylxanthogenate; Potassium n-amylxanthogenate; Potassium pentyl xanthate; Potassium pentyl xanthogenate; Xanthic acid, pentyl-, potassium salt; Z 6; Z 6 (Flotation agent); Carbonic acid, dithio-, O-pentyl ester, potassium salt; Carbonodithioic acid, O-pentyl ester, potassium salt; Potassium O-pentyl dithiocarbonate; [ChemIDplus] Amilxantato potasico; Pentilxantato potasico; Sal potasica del acido Opentil ester carbonoditioico; [IUCLID] Potassium Amyl Xanthate; Dithiocarbonic Acid, Amyl Ester, Potassium Salt; KAX 51; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] UN3342

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; [IUCLID] Yellow to yellow-green pelllets with a strong unpleasant odor of sulfur; Hygroscopic; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flotation agent; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 99 mg/kg; [RTECS] Contains 1-5% potassium hydroxide and 1-5% isoamyl alcohol; Xanthates may ignite or evolve flammable gases on contact with water or moisture; An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation; Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause pulmonary edema; May cause burns to skin and eyes on extended exposure or in the presence of moisture; May cause cardiovascular effects, liver damage, peripheral nervous system effects, or CNS depression; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] See "Sodium isopropyl xanthate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Xanthates."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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