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Structures and Formulæ of the Prussian Blues and Related Compounds


ALTHOUGH prussian blue has been known since 1704, and has long been an important pigment, its chemistry has never been satisfactorily explained. The whole subject is surprisingly confused in spite of the large volume of work which has been published. The structures of prussian blue and of some associated compounds have recently been determined at this Company's Ardeer Factory by X-ray analysis. The powder method was used.

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KEGGIN, J., MILES, F. Structures and Formulæ of the Prussian Blues and Related Compounds. Nature 137, 577–578 (1936).

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