M. Graham Artists' Watercolor - Gamboge, 15 ml tube

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Gamboge
Gamboge

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Product Details

Color:
Gamboge
Size:
15 ml
No.
105
Series:
2

Pigment Information

This color contains the following pigments:

Benzimidazolone Yellow

Benzimidazolone Orange


Pigment Name

Benzimidazolone Yellow

Pigment Type

oranic, monoazo

Chemical Formula

Properties

Benzimidazolone Yellow is a greenish yellow pigment with dull tints and an average drying time. It mixes very cleanly. It mixes cleanly with both Phthalo Green and Titanium White. Although more expensive than many Hansa and Diarylide pigments, its mixing properties, durability, and lightfastness have won it many customers.

Permanence

Benzimidazolone Yellow has excellent lightfastness and durability. This has made it an extremely important pigment in the printing industry, for applications where lightfastness is a primary consideration. Though it is not absolutely lightfast, it ranks extremely well among organic yellows.

Toxicity

Benzimidazolone Yellow 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.


Pigment Name

Benzimidazolone Orange

Pigment Type

organic, monoazo

Chemical Formula

C17H13ClN6O5

Properties

Benzimidazolone Orange is a staining, yellowish orange pigment that can become dull in tints. It has an average drying time, and it loses some of its intensity as it dries. The yellowish orange varieties are more transparent.

Permanence

Benzimidazolone Orange has excellent lightfastness and outstanding heat and solvent stability for a monoazo pigment.

Toxicity

Benzimidazolone Orange 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. Use of benzimidazolone pigments in the auto industry, especially Benzimidazolone Orange, became common in the 1980s because they were common replacements for lead chromate pigments, which were phased out during this period.


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UPC Code: 107663833310

ASIN #: B001JPKOEM