What is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and sodium make up Sodium Ethyl Xanthate, an industrial compound. SEX stands for Sodium Ethyl Xanthate, and its chemical formula is CH3CH2OCS2Na. It's a light-yellow powder that is water-soluble.

This chemical has a variety of industrial applications, although it is most frequently employed as a flotation reagent in the mining industry.  

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Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)

 

What is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) used for?

The chemical sodium ethyl xanthate is very helpful. It's a kind of mining chemical that's widely utilized in the mining industry. Its applications include:

  • In mining, sodium ethyl xanthate is employed as a flotation agent.
  • It is primarily employed in copper mines as a very selective collector.
  • It is used as a flotation agent that may be used to separate different activated or hydrophobic materials. These metallic ions produce insoluble compounds.
  • It's particularly essential in froth flotation, where it's utilized to separate hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials.
  • It's also utilized as a precipitant in hydrometallurgical processes like zinc electrolyte refinement.

 

What is the Chemical Formula of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

SEX stands for Sodium Ethyl Xanthate, and its chemical formula is CH3CH2OCS2Na. It's a light-yellow powder that is water-soluble.

 

Is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) harmful to life?

Because the substance is poisonous, SEX is deemed dangerous. Acute and chronic health consequences may result from exposure to this substance. The MSDS for Sodium Ethyl Xanthate states that it may induce acute oral poisoning. If eaten or in touch with the skin, it is hazardous. It may irritate the eyes and skin severely. To prevent any negative consequences, proper storage and disposal of SEX must be considered.

 

Where is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) found? What does Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) look like?

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Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Cost

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) is an industrial chemical. It is produced industrially by reacting sodium ethoxide with carbon disulfide. SEX, or sodium ethyl xanthate, is a yellowish powder or pellet that is water-soluble. It is a sodium salt of a xanthate based on C2 alkyl ethyl alcohol. It has goldish/yellowish appearance.

 

What are the hazardous effects of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

Recurrent or continuous unfacilitated or unprotected exposure to Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) may result in severe eye damage, skin, and respiratory irritation.

 

What precautionary measures should be taken in handling Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

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Proper handling of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)

Proper handling and storage of isopropyl alcohol must be fully observed and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Keep the compound cold, dry, and well-ventilated away from incompatible chemicals.

 

What will happen if Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) is heated?

When left to stand or heated, xanthates may degrade into a variety of different compounds, including CS2, H2S, and alcohol. Data on the decomposition of sodium ethyl xanthate solutions including 10%, 25%, and 40% sodium ethyl xanthate solutions at various temperatures.

 

Is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) soluble compound?

Xanthates are compounds that are water-soluble and are mainly utilized in the mining sector, among other places.

 

Where can I buy Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

At Camachem, we have Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) 90%) in stock and for sale. It is available in different weight packaging:

  • Steel drum with 110kg/drum capacity
  • Plastic woven bags with 40kg/bag capacity
  • Wooden box with 800kg/box capacity

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 Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Packaging

 

How much does Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) cost?

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Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Cost

Prices are affected by the cost of raw materials used in Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) 90%. However, our estimated FOB price of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) is 90% is $1,390.00 per tonne. Free quotation for bulk orders is available upon request.

 

What is the pH of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX)?

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) is stable under acidic circumstances and has a pH range of 5–10.5.

 

Are Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) and Electrolyte compound?

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) has an electrolyte compound in the form of sodium and ethyl.

 

Can Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) go down the drain?

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) can pose hazards to human life and the environment. It has to be kept out of the sewer, drains, and natural waterways. For proper discarding, it should be disposed of by thermal treatment or incineration at approved facilities.

 

Is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Acidic or Basic?

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) is the conjugate base of an undiscovered strong acid, having a pKa of 1.6 and a conjugate base pKb of 12.4. Many sulfide minerals readily absorb sodium ethyl xanthate on their surfaces.

 

How is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) different from Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate?

Sodium/Potassium) isobutyl xanthate (SIBX) is a yellowish powder or pellet with a strong odor readily soluble in water. It is derived from sodium/potassium isobutyl xanthate (SIBX). It has the ability to create insoluble compounds with a variety of metallic ions. Everyday use for sodium isobutyl xanthate (SIBX) is in the flotation of copper, lead, zinc, and sulfide ores.