This color contains the following pigments:
FeO or Fe2O3
Mars Black is an opaque black with a strong and cool masstone, a slightly warm tint, and a warm brown undertone. It is not as black as Ivory Black, but it dries more quickly and has three times the tinting strength. Mars Black is normally the only black available in acrylic form and that is safe to over paint. It can be used in all media without reservation and is widely used as an alternative to Lamp Black and Ivory Black.
Mars Black is very lightfast with excellent permanence.
Mars Black has no significant hazards and is the only major black pigment considered non-toxic.
The word Mars refers to the Roman god of iron and war. Mars Black was developed in the early 20th century from inorganic, synthetic iron oxide.
Analine black was the first black dye used to color cotton.
As a clothing dye, it has been reported to have excellent lightfastness.
Testing of analine black dye on rabbits has shown that it is not an skin or eye irritant.
Analine Black was discovered by Lightfoot in 1863. It has been used ever since as a black dye for coloring cotton.