Potassium pentylxanthate

Agent Name
Potassium pentylxanthate
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Major Category
Potassium pentylxanthate formula graphical representation
Aeroxanthate; Aeroxanthate 350; Amyl potassium xanthate; Amylxanthic acid, potassium salt; Dithiocarbonic acid O-pentyl ester potassium salt; Potassium amylxanthate; Potassium amylxanthogenate; Potassium n-amylxanthogenate; Potassium pentyl xanthate; Potassium pentyl xanthogenate; Xanthic acid, pentyl-, potassium salt; Z 6; Z 6 (Flotation agent); Carbonic acid, dithio-, O-pentyl ester, potassium salt; Carbonodithioic acid, O-pentyl ester, potassium salt; Potassium O-pentyl dithiocarbonate; [ChemIDplus] Amilxantato potasico; Pentilxantato potasico; Sal potasica del acido O–pentil ester carbonoditioico; [IUCLID] Potassium Amyl Xanthate; Dithiocarbonic Acid, Amyl Ester, Potassium Salt; KAX 51; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] UN3342
Organic Acids, Metal Salts
Solid; [IUCLID] Yellow to yellow-green pelllets with a strong unpleasant odor of sulfur; Hygroscopic; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]
Used as a flotation agent; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]
Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 99 mg/kg; [RTECS] Contains 1-5% potassium hydroxide and 1-5% isoamyl alcohol; Xanthates may ignite or evolve flammable gases on contact with water or moisture; An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation; Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause pulmonary edema; May cause burns to skin and eyes on extended exposure or in the presence of moisture; May cause cardiovascular effects, liver damage, peripheral nervous system effects, or CNS depression; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] See "Sodium isopropyl xanthate."
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Exposure Assessment

Explanatory Notes
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Xanthates."

Adverse Effects

Toxic Pneumonitis
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Skin burns

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