|IUPAC Name||Potassium Ethyl Xanthate|
|Product Name||Potassium Ethyl Xanthate|
|Synonyms||Potassium ethyl xanthogenate, Potassium-O-ethyl dithiocarbonate, Ethyl xanthic acid-potassium salt|
|Molecular Weight||160.3 (g/ mol)|
|Relevant identified uses of the substance||In Mining Industries – Xanthates are used as flotation agents for non-ferrous metal sulfides. The sulfur component in Xanthates attracts the sulfide components in the mineral ore.|
In Pharma Industries – Xanthates are used for manufacturing of drugs like Pantoprazole. In a chemical reaction, Xanthates are used in place of hazardous and flammable liquid CS2. It is also treated as a carrier in such reaction.
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