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A salt or ester of a xanthic acid which is a substituted dithiocarbonic acid of the type ROC(S)SH. In the manufacture of rayon, a bright orange cellulose xanthate is produced by the reaction of Carbon disulfide with an alkali cellulose. Many of the simpler salts are used as flotation collectors.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985

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