Cadmium green

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1) A commercial green colorant that is usually prepared by mixing yellow cadmium yellow with chromium oxide (viridian).

2) An alternative combination green color sold under this name in Britain contained a mixture of cadmium yellow and green phthalocyanine green. In the United States, this mixture was sold under the name permanent green.

Synonyms and Related Terms

permanent green; verde de cadmio (Esp.); vert de cadmium (Fr.); verde bario (It.); verde de cdmio (Port.)

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.


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  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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