What is Potassium Amyl Xanthate?

Potassium Amyl Xanthate is an industrial chemical made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and potassium. Potassium Amyl Xanthate is also known as PAX and its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)4OCS2K. It is a water soluble, pale yellow powder.

Potassium  Amyl Xanthate (PAX) is cataloged as a reactive flammable material. This product has the potential to create combustible dust clouds in the air. Decomposition and spontaneous combustion can occur when solid xanthates are exposed to moisture and/or heat. When solid xanthate meets moist air, it ignites.

This chemical has many industrial uses but it is most commonly used in mining industries for the separation of ores.

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Potassium Amyl Xanthate Uses

Potassium Amyl Xanthate is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical most popularly used in the mining industries. Its uses are:

  • Potassium Amyl Xanthate is used as a collector for various non-ferrous metal ores.
  • It is used in the flotation processes for the extraction of precious metal ores.
  • PAX is very effective as a flotation reagent in the flotation of oxide minerals.
  • It is also used as a rubber chemical.
  • It is used as an intermediate in many manufacturing processes.
  • It is sometimes used as a processing aid.
  • PAX is ideal as a surface active agent.

Is Potassium Amyl Xanthate Safe?

PAX is considered unsafe because the chemical is toxic. Exposure to this chemical may have acute or chronic health effects. According to the MSDS of Potassium Amyl Xanthate, it can cause acute oral toxicity. It is very harmful if ingested or in contact with skin. It can cause serious eye and skin irritation. Proper storage and disposal of PAX needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

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How is Potassium Amyl Xanthate Made?

Industrially, Potassium Amyl Xanthate is made by reacting n-amyl alcohol with carbon disulfide and potassium hydroxide.

Where to Buy Potassium Amyl Xanthate in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Potassium Amyl Xanthate in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of PAX, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Potassium Amyl Xanthate on our website or contact us for further details.

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Which Countries Manufacture Potassium Amyl Xanthate in Bulk?


The consumption of Potassium Amyl Xanthate has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of PAX are:

  • China
  • India
  • United States
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Canada

How is Potassium Amyl Xanthate Exported?


Potassium Amyl Xanthate is shipped in:

  • 50kg plastic woven bags.
  • 120kg iron drums.
  • 850-900kg wooden cases.

What is the Latest Potassium Amyl Xanthate Price?


As Potassium Amyl Xanthate is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of PAX, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

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Where to Buy Potassium Amyl Xanthate?

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