Agent Name

Ethylxanthate

CAS Number

151-01-9

Formula

C3-H6-O-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Carbonic acid, dithio-, O-ethyl ester; Carbonodithioic acid, O-ethyl ester; Ethoxydithioformic acid; Ethyl xanthate; Ethyl xanthogenate; Ethylxanthic acid; Ethylxanthogenic acid; O-Ethyl dithiocarbonate; Xanthate; Xanthic acid, ethyl-; Xanthogenic acid; Xanthogenic acid, ethyl-; O-Ethyl hydrogen dithiocarbonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

"Potassium ethyl xanthate is an organosulfur compound with the chemical formula CH3CH2OCS2K. It is a pale yellow powder that is used in the mining industry for the separation of ores." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May react with water or moisture producing carbon disulfide; [CAMEO] See "Carbon disulfide."

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