Definition of xanthic acid in English:

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xanthic acid

Pronunciation: /ˈzanθɪk/


An organic acid containing the group —OCS2H, 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.

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