Lemon yellow

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Lemon yellow (organic colorant on alum)

Description

An unstandardized pigment name that is more associated with the color hue. Lemon yellow may contain one or more of the following yellow pigments: Barium chromate, Strontium chromate, zinc chromate. The name has also been used for yellow organic colorants. Lemon yellow was also called as ultramarine yellow.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ultramarine yellow; zinc chromate; barium chromate; strontium chromate; amarillo limón (Esp.); jaune citron (Fr.); amarelo limão (Port.)

FTIR (MFA)

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Raman (MFA)

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SEM

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SEM

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EDS

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EDS

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XRF

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Risks

Human carcinogen. Skin contact may cause allergies. Acute ingestion may cause fatal chromium poisoning. Chronic inhalation may cause lung cancer and respiratory irritation. Combustible.

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982

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