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xanthate

Line breaks: xan|thate
Pronunciation: /ˈzanθeɪt
 
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Definition of xanthate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of xanthic acid.
Example sentences
  • Cellulose xanthate is produced from wood cellulose in reaction with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide.
  • Viscose rayon is made by converting purified cellulose to xanthate, dissolving the xanthate in dilute caustic soda and then regenerating the cellulose from the product as it emerges from the spinneret.

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