Prussian Blue… What is it?
  • focuschemistry
  • October 18, 2016
  • Transition Elements Coordination Chemistry

The discovery of Prussian blue is credited to a German paint maker called Diesbach in 1706. Diesbach, who worked in Berlin, was attempting to create cochineal red lake in his laboratory. (“Lake” was once a label for any dye-based pigment; “cochineal” was originally obtained by crushing the bodies of cochineal insects.) The ingredients he needed were […]

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