An emerald green synthetic pigment first made in 1935 by fixing barium manganate on a barium sulfate base. Manganese green is a permanent green pigment that was little used and is no longer available. It accelerates the drying of oil paints. See manganese blue.
Synonyms and Related Terms
barium manganate green; verde de manganeso (Esp.); vert de manganèse (Fr.); verde de manganês (Port.); Cassel green; Rosenstiehl's green; baryta green
Insoluble in water. Decomposed by acids
Hazards and Safety
Toxic. Inhalation or ingestion of manganese can cause a nervous system disorder.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979