Blue glass

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Several colorants are used to make blue glass. Cobalt oxide produces a vivid blue glass. Cupric oxide produces a paler, sky blue color. when cupric oxide is mixed with lead, boron, or titanium, a brighter, greenish-blue hue is obtained.

See also cobalt glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidrio azul (Esp.); vidro azul (Port.)


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