Cadmium vermilion red
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.
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