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A salt or ester of xanthic acid.
- ‘Viscose rayon is made by converting purified cellulose to xanthate, dissolving the xanthate in dilute caustic soda and then regenerating the cellulose from the product as it emerges from the spinneret.’
- ‘Cellulose xanthate is produced from wood cellulose in reaction with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide.’
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