University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 81-86.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201905039

Special Issue: 化学科普(2019)

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Ubiquitous Chemistry: Story of Colors

Ruihao LUO,Yanchong HUANG,Shiyong CUI,Simin FANG,Hong WU,Lingling LI,Yuxi WANG,Pingping ZHU,Wei SHAO*()   

  • Received:2019-05-14 Accepted:2019-06-25 Published:2019-06-28
  • Contact: Wei SHAO
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This is a popular science article introducing the chemical knowledge contained in the search and use of colors. From the different aspects of architectural, textile dyeing and paints, three examples are chosen to reveal the chemical principles behind. Humanistic story and science interpretations are combined to reflect the close connection between chemistry and human life.

Key words: Science popularization of chemistry, Colors, Dye, Chemical Synthesis


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