Antimony oxide sulfide

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A toxic red pigment used for a short time in the 19th century. Antimony oxide sulfide was synthetically made in 1842 by roasting antimony ores. Depending on oxidation conditions, the pigment can range in hue from orange (Antimony trisulfide) to deep red (antimony vermillion). It is an unstable crystalline form and turns black when mixed with lead pigments.

Synonyms and Related Terms

antimonyoxide sulfide; antimony oxide sulphide

Resources and Citations

  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Pigments"

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