Global Xanthate Market- Size, Share, Applications, Key Players and
Future Forecast to 2027
Xanthate Market: Excellent Floating Agent for Use in Metal, Zinc, Lead, and Sulfur
The term ‘xanthate’ usually refers to a salt, which is an ester of xanthic acid. Xanthates are
organo-sulfur compounds. Xanthate is yellow in color and it is used in a variety of
applications. Xanthate salts are synthesized by the reaction of alkoxide salts with carbon
disulfide salts. For example, sodium ethoxide produces sodium ethyl xanthate. In this
reaction, different types of alcohol can be used to make xanthate salts.
Commercially available xanthate salts include sodium ethyl xanthate, potassium ethyl
xanthate, sodium isopropyl xanthate, sodium isobutyl xanthate, and potassium amyl
xanthate. Technical grades of xanthate are of 90%- 90% purity level.
Xanthate salts are commercially available in the form of flakes, sticks, granules, powder,
and flakes. Xanthate salts are widely used in industrial applications. In mineral processing,
they are used as floating agents. Xanthate has key applications in the extraction of metals
such as copper, gold, nickel, and silver and solid metal sulfides. It acts as an additive in
applications such as pesticides, cellulose, and rubber.
Key Drivers of Global Xanthate Market
Increase in activities such as mining and extraction in several countries is projected to
boost the demand for xanthate during the forecast period. Xanthate is widely used in the
froth of sulfide ore as a collector material, due to its floating property. Rise in sulfur
extraction activities in several countries is projected to boost the demand for xanthate
during the forecast period.
Mining mostly produces a large amount of impurities from ores, due to underground
drilling and digging exercises for sulfides. Loads of mud, water, slag, and other impurities
are added after extraction. The filtration process mostly requires a metal and sulfur
collector compound that can float on th