University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): 2107107.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202107107

Special Issue: 化学科普(2021)

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Adventures in Blue Pigments: Cyanotype

Qiting He(), Haofan Zhang   

  • Received:2021-07-28 Accepted:2021-09-13 Published:2021-09-24
  • Contact: Qiting He


The pursuit of perfect blue pigments since the 20th century has led to new breakthroughs in the field of contemporary art and the development of new pigments. After two years of research on Cyanotype, we created a series of cyanotype works using different materials and fine-tuned processes. Cyanotype experiment was chosen into the chemistry laboratory course. It is a "Cyanotype adventure" that blends chemistry and art by holding an art exhibition to introduce cyanotype to the public.

Key words: Popularization of chemistry, Blue pigment, Cyanotype, Prussian blue, Chemistry experiment


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