xanthic acid

  1. an unstable organic acid, C3H6S2O, the methyl and ethyl esters of which are colorless, oily liquids with a penetrating odor.

Origin of xanthic acid

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for xanthic acid

xanthic acid

  1. any of a class of organic sulphur-containing acids with the general formula ROC(S)SH, where R is an organic group

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