An unstandardized pigment name that is more associated with the color hue. Lemon yellow may contain one or more of the following yellow pigments: barium chromate, strontium chromate, zinc chromate. The name has also been used for yellow organic colorants. Lemon yellow was also called as ultramarine yellow.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ultramarine yellow; zinc chromate; barium chromate; strontium chromate; amarillo limón (Esp.); jaune citron (Fr.); amarelo limão (Port.)
Hazards and Safety
Human carcinogen. Skin contact may cause allergies. Acute ingestion may cause fatal chromium poisoning. Chronic inhalation may cause lung cancer and respiratory irritation. Combustible.
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
- Website address 1 Comment: Pigments Through the Ages - http://webexhibits.org/pigments/indiv/overview/leadwhite.html = barium yellow