Cyanine blue

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Cyanine blue


1) A mixture of Prussian blue and Cobalt blue to produce a cyan blue hue. This color was also called Leitch's blue and Antwerp blue.

2) A synthetic blue dye consisting of two heterocyclic groups connected by a chain of conjugated double bonds. See Cyanine dye.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1. Leitch's blue; Antwerp blue

2. cyanine dye; blu cianina (It.)

Resources and Citations

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

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