Agent Name

Sodium isopropyl xanthate

CAS Number




Major Category

Other Classes


Aeroxanthate 343; Carbonic acid, dithio-, O-isopropyl ester, sodium salt; Carbonodithioic acid, O-(1-methylethyl) ester, sodium salt; Carbonodithioic acid, O-isopropyl ester, sodium salt; Good-rite NIX; Isopropylxanthic acid, sodium salt; Isopropylxanthogenan sodny [Czech]; NIX; Natrium-O-isopropyldithiokarbonat [Czech]; O-Isopropyl sodium dithiocarbonate; Proxan sodium; Proxan-sodium; Sodium O-isopropyl dithiocarbonate; Sodium O-isopropyl xanthate; Sodium isopropylxanthanate; Sodium isopropylxanthate; Sodium isopropylxanthogenate; Xanthic acid, isopropyl-, sodium salt; Z 11; [ChemIDplus] UN3342


Sulfur Compounds


White to yellowish deliquescent solid; Mild disagreeable odor; [Merck Index] Yellow to green pellets with an odor of sulfur; [Alkemin MSDS]


Used as an herbicide, fortifying agent for certain oils, and flotation reagent for base and precious metal ores; [HSDB] Used as a rubber curing agent and antioxidant, pesticide and fungicide, and high-pressure lubricant additive; Also used for analytical procedures, for froth flotation in soils contaminated with mercury, and in the past as an intermediate for saccharin; [CHEMINFO]


A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] May generate carbon disulfide vapor (toxic and highly flammable); A severe eye irritant; May cause skin, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract irritation; Can be absorbed through skin; [CHEMINFO] A skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Evolves carbon disulfide on exposure to moisture; Causes mild to severe eye irritation and mild to severe skin burns; [Alkemin MSDS] See "Carbon disulfide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.88E-9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects

Skin Burns

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