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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xanthate(noun)

    a salt or ester of xanthic acid


  1. xanthate(Noun)

    Any salt or ester of xanthic acid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xanthate(noun)

    a salt of xanthic; a xanthogenate

  2. Origin: [See Xanthic.]


  1. Xanthate

    Xanthate usually refers to a salt with the formula ROCS2-M+. The name xanthates is derived from Greek ξανθός, meaning “yellowish, golden”, and indeed most xanthate salts are yellow. These organosulfur compounds are important in two areas, the production of cellophane and related polymers from cellulose and secondly in mining for the extraction of certain ores. They are also versatile intermediates in organic synthesis. Xanthates also refer to esters of xanthic acid. These esters have the structure ROCSR'.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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