[BASF] A trademark for the calcium salt of an azo red pigment. First synthesized in 1893, Lithol Rubine is a transparent red color that has fair lightfastness and good bleed resistance. It is used in paints, plastic, printing inks, and cosmetics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Pigment Red 57; CI 15850; BON pigment
- May cause allergic reactions.
- May be contaminated with cancer causing chemicals.
Resources and Citations
- B.Berrie, S.Q.Lomax, "Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials" in Studies in the History of Art, No.57, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1997.
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994
- Website: www.china-pigment.com
- B. Berrie, S.Q. Lomax, 'Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials', Studies in the History of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, No. 57, 1997