Cadmium vermilion red

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A bright red pigment synthetically prepared by the co-precipitation of cadmium sulfide and mercury sulfide. Variations in the cadmium and mercury ratios produce a color range from deep orange to maroon.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pigment Red 113; CI 77201; vermiglione rosso cadmio (It.)

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation and ingestion. Carcinogen.

Additional Information

I. Fiedler, M. Bayard, "Cadmium yellows, oranges and reds", Artists Pigments , Volume 1, R. Feller (ed.), Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1986.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994