Berlin white

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A white intermediate compound obtained during the preparation of Prussian Blue. Berlin white is composed of iron ferric ferrocyanide. It will oxidize in air to form Prussian blue (Berrie 1997).

Synonyms and Related Terms

bianco di Berlino (It.)

Additional Information

B.Berrie, "Prussian Blue", Artists Pigments, Volume 3, E. West FitzHugh (ed.), Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Vol. 3, 1997 Comment: B.Berrie, "Prussian Blue"