What is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate?

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is an industrial chemical made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and sodium. Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is also known as SEX and its chemical formula is CH3CH2OCS2Na. It is a water soluble, pale yellow powder.

This chemical has many industrial uses but it is most commonly used in mining industries as a flotation reagent.

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Sodium Ethyl Xanthate Uses

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

  • Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is used as a flotation agent in mining.
  • It is used as a highly selective collector especially in copper mines.
  • SEX can be used for flotation of various activated or hydrophobic minerals. It forms insoluble compounds with these metallic ions.
  • It is especially important in froth flotation where it is used to separate hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic.
  • It is also used as a precipitant in hydro-metallurgical processes such as refining of zinc electrolyte.

Is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate Safe?

SEX is considered unsafe because the chemical is toxic. Exposure to this chemical may have acute or chronic health effects. According to the MSDS of Sodium Ethyl 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 SEX needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

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How is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate Made?

Industrially, Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is made by treating sodium ethoxide with carbon disulfide.

Where to Buy Sodium Ethyl Xanthate in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Sodium Ethyl Xanthate in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of SEX, 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 Sodium Ethyl Xanthate on our website or contact us for further details.

What drives demand for Sodium Ethyl Xanthate?

Since Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is relatively cheap and reliable, the main demand driver has been its effectiveness as a flotation agent in mining.

How long does it typically take to produce a container load?

Typically, 1 day, but this time frame may vary slightly depending on different factors.

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Which Countries Manufacture Sodium Ethyl Xanthate in Bulk?


The consumption of Sodium Ethyl 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 SEX are:

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

How is Sodium Ethyl Xanthate Exported?


Sodium Ethyl Xanthate is shipped in:

  • 50kg plastic woven bags.
  • 110kg steel drums.
  • 800kg wooden box.

What is the Latest Sodium Ethyl Xanthate Price?


As Sodium Ethyl 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 SEX, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

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