Monastral blue

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[DuPont] A brand name for a copper Phthalocyanine blue pigment. Monastral blue was commercially introduced in 1935. Monastral green is made from the same phthalocyanine base but is modified by chlorination. Some commercial products by the same name may contain less permanent colors.


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Synonyms and Related Terms

phthalocyanine blue

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 611
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994

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