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Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue, 250 ml jar

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Prussian Blue Hue
Prussian Blue Hue
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Product Details

Color:
Prussian Blue Hue
Description:
Interactive Artists' Acrylics
Size:
250 ml (8.5 oz)
Format:
Jar
No.
438
Mfg #:
438

Pigment Information

This color contains the following pigments:

PB15-Phthalo Blue

PR175-Benzimidazolone Red


Pigment Name

PB15-Phthalo Blue

Pigment Type

organic

Chemical Name

copper phthalocyanine

Chemical Formula

C32H16CuN8

Properties

Phthalo Blues are pure and clean primary blues with superior covering power. They have a very high tinting strength and tend to overwhelm other pigments, but if color strength can be controlled, they make predictable mixed colors. In oil form, blues are very deep and slow drying. When mixed with other colors or if chlorine is added, Phthalo Blue quickly tends towards green. When using alone, mix with some white, as Phthalo Blue can be semi-transparent and almost black on its own. It is among the most compatible of modern colors with mineral colors and is considered more reliable than Prussian Blue, while sharing the same physical and color properties. Phthalo Blue is a good color for glazing.

Permanence

Phthalo Blues are completely lightfast and stable and are permanent for all paint uses. 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.

Toxicity

Phthalo Blues have no significant hazards, although those made before 1982 contained some PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).

History

Developed by chemists using the trade name Monastral Blue, the organic blue dyestuff now known as Phthalo Blue was presented as a pigment in November 1935 in London. Its discovery was accidental. The dark color was observed in a kettle where a dye was being made from a British dyestuff plant. The demand for such a pigment came from commercial printers who wanted a cyan to replace Prussian Blue.


Pigment Name

PR175-Benzimidazolone Red

Pigment Type

monoazo, organic synthetic

Chemical Formula

C26H19N5O5

Properties

Benzimidazolone Red is a transparent, dull, yellowish red with an average drying time. It lacks the color, purity, and brightness characteristic of most organic synthetic pigments.

Permanence

Benzimidazolone Red has excellent lightfastness.

Toxicity

Benzimidazolone Red is not considered toxic.

History

The benzimidazolone group of pigments was developed and patented in 1960 by Hoechst A.G., a German chemical manufacturer that was a forerunner of the pharmaceutical company Aventis.


Safety Data Sheet

UPC Code: 09243824

ASIN #: B016UZNG2W