Pigments Checker

cobalt violet

The first real violet pigment prepared in 1859. Its high cost and low tinting power prevented its wider use in painting and it was replaced by the cleaner manganese violet.

Manufacturer / product code:  Kremer / 45800
Chemical description: cobalt phosphate
Color: violet
Color Index: PV14
More info: Pigments Through The Ages   Colourlex


Raman spectroscopy

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Cobalt violet 45800 Raman Spectroscopy Pigments Checker


XRF spectroscopy

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Reflectance spectroscopy

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cobalt violet