What is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

The pure form of Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) is available as light yellow crystals or powder. It is also a solution. SIBX is a hygroscopic material, meaning it collects moisture from the air while solid. SIBX produces a carbon disulfide odor similar to rotting cabbage. SIBX may sometimes produce a little sulfurous odor. SIBX is water-soluble and may create insoluble compounds with metallic ions.

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)

 

What is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) used for?

The chemical sodium isobutyl xanthate is very helpful. It's a mining chemical that's most often employed to float precious metals. Other applications include:

  • A flotation reagent is sodium isobutyl xanthate. Flotation is used to collect copper, lead, zinc sulfide ores, and sulfide ores of other precious metals. SIBX's xanthate structure is the reason for its efficacy as a flotation collector for sulfide ores.
  • It is a mineral collector that is beneficial to the environment.
  • It's utilized to convert alcohols into carbonyl compounds.
  • Rubber curing and vulcanization are both done using it.
  • Certain oils and analytical processes include it as a fortifying ingredient.
  • Herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides are all made using them.
  • The technique of froth flotation is also used to detoxify mercury-rich soils.
  • SIBX is also utilized as a lubricant additive for high-pressure applications.

 

What is the Chemical Formula of Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate is produced industrially by reacting an alcohol with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. Its chemical formula is (CH3)2CHCH2OCSSNa(K).

Is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) harmful to life?   

It is hazardous to consume Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate since the chemical is very toxic. This chemical has the potential to kill you if you are exposed to it. The MSDS for Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate states that it is highly toxic and may be fatal to humans if consumed. In addition, it is self-heating. Acute oral toxicity, acute dermal toxicity, skin irritation, and severe eye irritation are possible side effects. To prevent any negative consequences, proper storage and disposal of Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate must be considered.

 

Where is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) found?  What does  Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) look like?

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Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Cost

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) is an industrial chemical. Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate is produced industrially by reacting an alcohol with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. SIBX (Sodium/Potassium) is a yellowish powder or pellet with a strong odor readily soluble in water.

 

What are the hazardous effects of Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

It can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract is possible. Tremor, prostration, dyspnea, cyanosis, and vascular collapse are severe poisoning symptoms from Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX). Acute doses of up to 1000ppm may cause psychosis or narcosis.

 

What precautionary measures should be taken in handling Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

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Proper handling of  Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)

Proper handling and storage of  Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) must be fully observed, and appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn. Keep the compound cold, dry, and well-ventilated away from incompatible chemicals.

 

What will happen if Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) is heated?

Dusts of sodium isobutyl xanthate (SIBX) are easy to ignite and have low ignition temperatures. The xanthates will fire between 230°C and 540°C while fine wood flour ignites at 540°C.

 

Is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) soluble compound? 

SIBX (Sodium/Potassium) is a yellowish powder or pellet with a strong odor readily soluble in water.

 

Where can I buy Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

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

  • Sealed drums with 180kg/drum capacity
  • Wooden boxes with 900kg/box capacity

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Packaging

 

How much does Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) cost?

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) for sale at Camachem

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Cost

Prices are affected by the cost of raw materials used in Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) >90%. However, our estimated FOB price of  Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) >90% is $1,490.00 per tonne. Free quotation for bulk orders is available upon request.

 

What is the pH of Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

 Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) has a variable range of pH levels from 7-11.

 

Is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) an Electrolyte compound? 

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) has a sodium component which is an electrolyte.

 

Can Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) go down the drain?

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) 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 Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Acidic or Basic?

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) is a chemical base that breaks down in acid.

 

What is Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) different from Sodium Ethyl Xanthate?

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. Sodium ethyl xanthate is particularly useful in froth flotation, where it separates hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. This is a crucial component in the mining operation industry for recovering sulfide ores. This method reduces recovering low-grade ores and may save mining firms processing costs for ores like copper.