What is Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)?

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX), also known as xanthate, is one of the significant mining reagents, used to adjust the mineral surface to water repellent and facilitate bubble-particle adhesion.

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Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)


What is Sodium Amyl Xanthate used for? 

Sodium Amyl Xanthate is the most extensively used collector in the mining industry. The following are some of the chemical's uses and advantages:

  • SAX is a strong collector that is employed in rougher flotation and/or scavenging applications.
  • It can selectively attach to the surface of specific minerals and impart hydrophobicity to those minerals.
  • It's commonly employed in oxidized sulfide minerals, copper, and lead flotation.
  • Copper-nickel sulfides, gold sulfides, and lead-copper ores can all benefit from SAX as a collector.
  • It's employed in several hydrometallurgical processes. 
  • It's also utilized in the rubber sector as a vulcanization accelerator.


What is the Chemical Formula of Sodium Amyl Xanthate?

Sodium Amyl Xanthate is an organic sulfur compound with the molecular formula ROCS2-M+.


Is Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) harmful to life?

Contact with Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) can irritate the skin and eyes, and ingesting them can be dangerous to the gastrointestinal tract. Dust of Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) can cause severe drying and irritation of the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Furthermore, inhalation can be equally hazardous to the liver heart, and nervous system of humans.


Where is Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) found? What does Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) look like?

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) can be synthesized in labs by reacting the alcohol with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. This reaction involves the attack of alkoxide salt that gives xanthates having 90–95% purity.

This salt has a slight yellowish appearance with a pungent smell.

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)


What are the Hazardous effects of Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)?

  • Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) is unstable under normal conditions and can easily undergo thermal decomposition releasing dangerous compounds such as Carbon Bisulfide, sulfur, and other hazardous gases.
  • This chemical can easily absorb moisture and oils from the skin, throat, and nose, causing dryness.
  • Powdered materials have the potential to create explosive dust-air combinations.
  • Overall, it tends to cause cardiovascular effects, liver damage, peripheral nervous system (PNS) effects, or depression in the central nervous system (CNS).


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)?

  • Adequate industrial hygiene procedures and the use of protective equipment are essential at all times while handling this chemical.
  • Dust formation must be minimized as much as possible, and working in a well-ventilated environment is equally crucial.
  • It should also be kept at a low temperature and kept away from heat, fire, and direct sunlight.


Is Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) a soluble compound? 

It is water-soluble and decomposes quickly when exposed to acid and heat.


What will happen if Sodium Amyl Xanthate is heated?

The decomposition of Sodium Amyl Xanthate is spontaneous when exposed to heat or moisture, it is flammable and it can ignite fire even when contacted with air. Upon heating SAX will form Carbon Bisulfide along with toxic gases when the temperature is high.


Where can I buy Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)?

Here at Camachem, we have Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) for sale. If you require a large quantity of these chemicals, they can be shipped in a variety of packaging sizes. Camachem has been selling Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) directly to customers all over the world.

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) Packaging


How much does Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) cost?

The price is usually influenced by the cost of raw materials, logistics, and other industrial inputs. The cost of Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) is predicted to be $1200.00 per tonne.

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) cost


What is the PH of Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX)?

The PH of Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) is normally between 7 and 10.5. The range, however, can vary depending on the application.


Are Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) an Electrolytic compound? 

In general, Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) can dissociate into ions but it is not utilized as an electrolytic compound.


Can Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) go down the drain? 

When Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) decomposes, poisonous fumes are released, which can be detrimental to aquatic life. As a result, it is illegal to release this chemical into water sources or drainage systems. Disposal should only be done under the laws of your state or locality.


What is the difference between Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX) and Potassium Amyl Xanthate (PAX)?

Even though the manufacturing process and availability of these two compounds are similar, the appearances, chemical properties, costs, and application vary. Sodium Amyl Xanthate (SAX), which is usually in the form of a powder or pellet, is less expensive than Potassium Amyl Xanthate (PAX), which is usually in the form of a crystal or powder.