Mars brown

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Mars brown


Synthetically prepared dark brown iron oxide pigment. Mars brown is a permanent pigment with good tinting strength and good oil-drying properties.

See Mars colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pigment Brown 6 and 7; CI 77491 and 77492


  • No significant hazards.

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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