New Cool blue pigment discovered in Oregon

Image of YinMn crystal

The molecular structure of YInMn

Scientists in Oregon have discovered a “cool” blue paint that is non-toxic and remarkably stable even at high temperatures. The University has partnered with Ohio-based pigment manufacturer, Shepherd Color to commercialise the product. It will be some years before the product is tested by Toxic substances regulators and is available as a commercial pigment to ceramic or paint manufactures. Experts in the pigment industry point out that the pigment is currently at least 50 times more expensive than existing cobalt based pigments.

http://chemistry.oregonstate.edu/content/story-yinmn-blue

 

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