Sodium Isopropyl Xanthate (SIPX)

Sodium Isopropyl Xanthate (SIPX) is available in the form of solid powder or granules. SIPX 90% min is a strong, selective collector for non-ferrous metal sulfide ores, serving as an excellent collector widely used in copper, molybdenum, and gold-bearing sulfide zinc flotation. It is particularly effective in the recovery rate of gold and copper-gold, showing clear advantages, especially in treating refractory copper-lead oxide ore, yielding satisfactory results. Commonly used in the rougher and scavenger flotation process.


Sodium Isopropyl Xanthate (SIPX):

Sodium isopropyl xanthate (SIPX) is a chemical compound primarily used in the mining industry for mineral flotation.


  • Mineral Flotation: SIPX is widely used as a flotation reagent in ore processing. It acts as a collector, facilitating the attachment of mineral particles to air bubbles and allowing their separation from other components.


  • Collector Agent: As a xanthate, SIPX acts by forming a hydrophobic film on the surface of mineral particles, promoting their adherence to air bubbles during the flotation process.


  • Safe Handling: Like all chemicals used in the industry, it is essential to follow safe handling procedures. This may include wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Storage: Sodium isopropyl xanthate should be stored in accordance with safety guidelines, avoiding sources of heat and ignition.
  • Compliance with Regulations: It is important to adhere to local and industrial safety regulations when handling and storing this compound.
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS): It is highly recommended to consult the product-specific safety data sheet for detailed information on handling, storage, and associated precautions, as these may vary depending on the specific product formulations.

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120kg Drum
Pale yellow fluid powder or tablet
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Sodium Isopropyl Xanthate (SIPX)