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M. Graham Artists' Oil Color - Phthalocyanine Green Yellow Shade, 37 ml tube

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Phthalocyanaine Green Yellow
Phthalocyanaine Green Yellow
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Phthalocyanine Green Yellow Shade
37 ml
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Pigment Information

This color contains the following pigments:

PG36-Phthalo Green

Pigment Name

PG36-Phthalo Green

Pigment Type


Chemical Name

polybromopolychlorinated copper(II) phthalocyanine

Chemical Formula

C32H3Cl13CuN8 to C32HCl15CuN8 or C32H16CuN8Cl15 (PG7) or C32Br6Cl10CuN8 (PG36)


Phthalo Green is a transparent, cool, bright, high intensity color used in oil and acrylics. It comes from a Phthalocyanine Blue pigment where most of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced with chlorine, forming highly stable molecules.  Pigment PG36 differs from PG7 in that a portion of the chlorine atoms are replaced with bromine atoms, which are reactively similar, but cause a yellow shift that is especially noticeable in mixtures. Phthalo Green has similar pigment properties and permanence to Phthalo Blue. It is slow drying and an excellent base color for mixing a range of bright greens. Phthalo Green is considered a very good alternative to Viridian because it is intense and mixes well and can be used to emphasize mineral colors in various tints. However, its tinting strength is very high, so it can overpower other colors.  This pigment most closely resembles the discontinued and toxic Verdigris.


Phthalo Greens are completely lightfast and resistant to alkali, acids, solvents, heat, and ultraviolet radiation. They are currently used in inks, coatings, and many plastics due to their stability and are considered a standard pigment in printing ink and the packaging industry.


Phthalo Green has no significant hazards, but it contained PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) until 1982.


This bright blue-green was developed in 1935 and has been in use since 1938.

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UPC Code: 766383111510