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Short-term toxicity to fish

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Fresh water fish

Fresh water fish
Effect concentration:
10 mg/L

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The listed toxicity on fish of different xanthates indicate that potassium ethyl xanthate (CAS# 140-89-6) is much more toxic than sodium ethyl xanthate (CSA# 140-90-9) and toxicity of the latest one is not much higher than sodium isobutyl xanthate. The toxicity decrease sharply with increasing temperature.