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xanthate

[zan-theyt] /ˈzæn θeɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of xanthic acid.
Origin of xanthate
1825-1835
1825-35; xanth(ic acid) + -ate2
Related forms
xanthation, noun
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Examples from the web for xanthate
  • Grafting starch xanthate with vinyl monomers and hydrogen peroxide in foam rubber production.
  • The xanthate is dissolved by the addition of dilute aqueous caustic to form viscose.
British Dictionary definitions for xanthate

xanthate

/ˈzænθeɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of xanthic acid
Derived Forms
xanthation, noun
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