Also called metal-free phthalocyanine. a blue-green pigment, C32H18N8, derived from phthalic anhydride.
any of the group of blue or green pigments produced by the interaction of metal-free phthalocyanine and a metal, especially copper: used chiefly in the manufacture of enamels, printing inks, and automotive finishes.
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British Dictionary definitions for phthalocyanine
a cyclic blue-green organic pigment. Formula: (C 6 H 4 C 2 N) 4 N 4 H 4
any of a class of compounds derived by coordination of this compound with a metal atom. They are blue or green pigments used in printing inks, plastics, and enamels
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