Mars red

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Mars red

Description

Synthetically prepared red iron oxide pigment. Mars red ranges in colors from scarlet to maroon. It is a permanent pigment with good tinting strength and good oil-drying properties.

See also Mars colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

toem; Pigment Red 101; CI 77491; vermelho de Marte (Port.)

mars red
Composition Fe2O3

Hazards and Safety

No significant hazards.

Raman (MFA)

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SEM

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EDS

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XRF

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Additional Information

R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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