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Chrome Yellow


The name "Chrome yellow" comes from The name of the chemical element from which comes the names chrome yellow and chrome orange.

In 1797, the French chemist Louis Vauquelin discovered chromium. Circa 1920, lead chromate was synthesized in the laboratory and used as a pigment.

**When using binders to make the pigments into paints, the color may vary.

H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H332: Harmful if inhaled.
H351: Suspected of causing cancer.
H360Df: May damage the unborn child. Suspected of damaging fertility.
H362: May cause harm to breastfed children.
H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
Read more here to understand how to handle toxic pigments.

Pigment: Synthetic
Light Fastness: 8/8
Suitable for:
• oil paints
• acrylics
• tempera
• gouache
• Thangka
• watercolors