Alizarin violet

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A transparent, violet lake pigment made from precipitating synthetic Purpurin onto an inert base. It has poor color stability and darkens with light exposure.

Synonyms and Related Terms

violeta de alizarina (Esp., Port.); violet d'alizarine (Fr.); violetto d'alizarina (It.)


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Physical and Chemical Properties

Not lightfast

Composition C28H22N2O8S2
CAS 6408-63-5

Resources and Citations

  • 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)
  • Sigma Dyes, Stains and Natural Pigments, Infrared Library, Nicolet, 1991-1995

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