Zapon dyes

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Description

[BASF] A brand name for a series of synthetic dyes. Zapon dyes are initially soluble in water and most organic solvents. However, they hydrolyze in water or air to form a stable, insoluble product. Zapon dyes are used in varnishes and paints.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Generally soluble in organic solvents.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Website: dyes - es.epa.gov/p2pubs/techpubs

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