Xanthic acid
Xanthic Xan"thic, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) (a) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color; as, xanthic acid. (b) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic. (c) Of or pertaining to xanthin. [1913 Webster]

{Xanthic acid} (Chem.), a heavy, astringent, colorless oil, {C2H5O.CS.SH}, having a pungent odor. It is produced by leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of many of its salts. Called also {xanthogenic acid}.

{Xanthic colors} (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to {cyanic colors}. See under {Cyanic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • xanthic acid — n. 1. an unstable, oily, colorless liquid, C3H6OS2, that decomposes into ethyl alcohol and carbon disulfide at 24°C 2. any of a series of acids having the general formula ROC(S)SH, in which R is any hydrocarbon radical …   English World dictionary

  • xanthic acid — alkoksiditioskruzdžių rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė ROC(=S)SH atitikmenys: angl. xanthic acid; xanthogenic acid; xanthonic acid rus. ксантогеновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – alkoksiditiometano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • xanthic acid — ksanto rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₂H₅OC(=S)SH atitikmenys: angl. xanthic acid; xanthogenic acid rus. ксантогеновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – etoksiditiometano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • xanthic acid — Chem. an unstable organic acid, C3H6S2O, the methyl and ethyl esters of which are colorless, oily liquids with a penetrating odor. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • xanthic acid — Ethyldisulphocarbonic acid …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • xanthic acid — /zænθɪk ˈæsəd/ (say zanthik asuhd) noun an unstable organic acid with the type formula ROCSSH, the methyl and ethyl esters of which are colourless, oily liquids with a penetrating smell. Its copper salts are bright yellow. {French xanthique. See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • xanthic acid — noun any of a class of unstable organic acids containing sulphur • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • xanthic acid — noun any of a class of organic sulphur containing acids of general formula ROCSH See Also: xanthate, xanthamide …   Wiktionary

  • Xanthic — Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthic colors — Xanthic Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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