Lithol Rubine

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Description

[BASF] A trademark for the calcium salt of an azo red pigment. First synthesized in 1893, Lithol Rubine is a transparent red color that has fair lightfastness and good bleed resistance. It is used in paints, plastic, printing inks, and cosmetics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pigment Red 57; CI 15850; BON pigment

Hazards and Safety

May cause allergic reactions. May be contaminated with cancer causing chemicals.

FTIR

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Additional Information

B.Berrie, S.Q.Lomax, "Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials" in Studies in the History of Art, No.57, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1997.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.china-pigment.com
  • B. Berrie, S.Q. Lomax, 'Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials', Studies in the History of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, No. 57, 1997