Chrome Yellow Primrose is lead chromate/lead sulfate, obtained synthetically as a yellow crystalline powder by precipitation from a solution of a lead salt. Chrome yellow primrose has good hiding power with bright yellow hue and average tinting strength.
Chrome was discovered by the French chemist Nicolas Louis Vauquelin in late 1790 in the mineral crocoite (lead sulfochromate). Vauquelin studied the different chrome compounds and found he could obtain a wide range of colors from greenish-yellow to orange shades.
A synthetic lead chromate (mainly chrome yellows) manufacturing process was published in 1809, although they were not mass produced until 1820 when the first large chrome deposits were discovered in North America.
Rublev Colours Artists' Oils Chrome Yellow Primrose
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|Pigment Names |
|Common Names: ||English: chrome yellow |
French: jaune de chrome
Italian: giallo de cromo
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists Oils and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
|Color Information |
|Single Pigment: ||Chrome Yellow Primrose |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Yellow |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Yellow 34 |
|Chemical Name: ||Lead Chromate/Lead Sulfate |
|Chemical Formula: ||PbCrO4 • PbSO4 |
|ASTM Lightfastness Rating: ||Not rated |
|Opacity: ||Semi-Opaque |
|Tinting Strength: ||Average |
|Drying Rate: ||Slow |
Health and Safety
WARNING: HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR BY SKIN CONTACT. Contains Lead Chromate/Lead Sulfate. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with broken skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.