Potassium Xanthogenate
Title: Potassium Xanthogenate
CAS Registry Number: 140-89-6
CAS Name: Carbonodithioic acid O-ethyl ester potassium salt
Additional Names: ethylxanthic acid potassium salt; potassium ethyldithiocarbonate; potassium ethylxanthogenate; potassium ethylxanthate
Molecular Formula: C3H5KOS2
Molecular Weight: 160.30
Percent Composition: C 22.48%, H 3.14%, K 24.39%, O 9.98%, S 40.01%
Line Formula: C2H5OCS2K
Literature References: Made by treating an alcoholic soln of CS2 with alcoholic KOH. Usually contains 8-10% H2O.
Properties: White to pale yellow crystals or cryst powder. Very sol in water; sol in alcohol. The aq soln is strongly alkaline. Keep well closed and protected from light.
Use: As reagent in analytical chemistry.

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