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An organic acid containing the group —OCS₂H, examples of which are typically reactive solids.
- ‘Salts and esters of xanthic acid are xanthates.’
- ‘Xanthate anions and protonated xanthic acid contain a free thiol moiety and are highly reductive.’
- ‘Studies of the electrochemical desorption of the xanthate layer supported the fact that xanthic acids spontaneously form a self-assembled monolayer on the electrode.’
- ‘However, since the collector film is unstable in air, the adsorption of xanthic acid appears to be more logical.’
Early 19th century: xanthic from Greek xanthos yellow + -ic.
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