Nitroso dye

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A group of dyes whose chromophore group is N=O or N=OH. Nitoroso dyes, and similar nitro dyes, were first developed in 1864. Examples are, Martins yellow, Palatine orange and nitroso green (CI Pigment Green 8). Nitroso dyes can form azo complexes with iron.

Synonyms and Related Terms

nitroso dyes; quinone oxime dyes; nitro dyes; colorantes nitrosos (Esp.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • Thomas B. Brill, Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities, Plenum Press, New York City, 1980