Lemon yellow

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History of Lemon yellow:

Three more yellows were developed from Vauquelin's element. They were all sold under the name Lemon yellow and were introduced to the artists' palette around 1830. The most permanent of these was strontium yellow (SrCrO4). Mixing solutions of strontium chloride with neutral potassium chromate made it. Barium yellow (BaCrO4) was made much the same way as strontium yellow except barium chloride replaces the strontium salt. The third was zinc yellow (3·ZnCrO4·K2Cr2O7).
Strontium yellow was a cool, light yellow but richer in tone than barium yellow. All three were semi-transparent; strontium yellow was the most opaque. They were used in both oil and watercolor. Like all chrome colors, they tended to turn greenish in oil. Field is said to have introduced barium yellow in England as a less costly alternative to Platina yellow that was made from platinum. Blockx preferred barium yellow also. He found its permanence to be outstanding after thirty years and that it had an additional advantage of being mixable with all other pigments

When was Lemon yellow used?

Discovery Used until
1830 continues in use