Brilliant colors and rich texture of the soft dry pastels signal their high proportion of pure, first class pigments blended with a minimum amount of binders.These round, unwrapped sticks have a soft, smooth, and uniform texture.
Color Swatch created using heavy to light application and was applied on 100 lb (163 gsm) drawing paper material.
Methyl Violet 2B is a staining, transparent violet dye. It turns yellow when exposed to strong acids.
Methyl Violet 2B will fade with exposure to ultraviolet light.
Methyl Violet 2B is harmful to living cells and organisms, so it is diluted in medical and biological applications as a topical fungicide or disinfectant. Methyl Violet 2B may cause irritation to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract, however no long-term or chronic ill effects are known.
Methyl Violet dyes are used in medical, biological, and pharmaceutical applications. Common Methyl Violets include Methyl Violet 2B, Methyl Violet 6B, and Methyl Violet 10B. They are often used as biological stains for cytology. The common name Gentian Violet is sometimes applied to this class of dyes. In very dilute form, Gentian Violet is often used as an antifungal agent, including in applications where there is contact with skin and other tissue. Paper impregnanted with Methyl Violet 2B is used to test pH because it turns yellow at pH 0.
Gentian Violet, Fast Violet Toner R, Fast Violet Lake, Basic Violet 1.
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