Iodine Yellow





Or iodide of lead, is one of those compounds whose presence on the

palette should never have been allowed. Exceedingly brilliant, it is

also utterly fugitive, destroyed by exposure or foul gas, and useless in

admixture. We may state here that, whatever its colour, no pigment

containing iodine can in the slightest degree be relied upon. One of the

most unstable of substances, being slowly volatile even at common

temperatures, iodine is or ought to be quite inadmissible as a

constituent. Combined with lead, which is in itself objectionable, it

forms a yellow possessing every bad quality.





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