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xanthic acid Syllabification: xan·thic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌzanTHik ˈasid/

Definition of xanthic acid in English:


An organic acid containing the groupOCS2H, examples of which are typically reactive solids.
Example sentences
  • Xanthate anions and protonated xanthic acid contain a free thiol moiety and are highly reductive.
  • However, since the collector film is unstable in air, the adsorption of xanthic acid appears to be more logical.
  • Salts and esters of xanthic acid are xanthates.


Early 19th century: xanthic from Greek xanthos 'yellow' + -ic.



Pronunciation: /ˈzanˌTHāt/
Example sentences
  • The quantity of dixanthogen is much greater than that of ferric xanthates for all the xanthates studied.
  • These xanthates increase both the rate of plant growth and the concentration of chlorophyll in the plants.
  • The subject invention provides a method for the efficient production of high purity xanthates.

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