- Sodium isopropyl xanthate
White to yellowish powder or lumps
Chemical weed killer of seeded crops, fortifying agent for certain oils, flotation reagent for base & precious metal ores.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Harmful; Irritant; Dangerous for the Environment
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
1.263 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Storage should be in a restricted area. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from any ignition sources. Containers may be earthed to reduce the possibility of sparks from static electricity.
During handling of sodium isopropyl xanthate avoid generation of dust.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
A combination respirator fitted with a particulate filter and a gas filter which can absorb carbon disulphide, such as type A or AX should be worn during the mixing process. The respiratory protective equipment should be in accordance with AS 1716.
Care should be taken not to puncture containers when moving with forklift. In the event of a spill DO NOT wash material into drain or sewer. Personal protective equipment hould be worn. Vacuuming of solid spills is recommended. Collect in properly labelled containers for disposal.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Oxides of carbon and sulfur.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible if ingested.
Cough, tachypnea, and wheezing are common after inhalation.
Redness, swelling and pain may occur.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.