Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thalo Green

Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine is a synthetic green pigment from the group of phthalocyanine dyes, a complex of copper(II) with chlorinated phthalocyanine. It is a very soft green powder insoluble in water.

It is a very bright green. It is a very powerful color, a little goes a long way. It is also a staining color. If you get it on your clothes, it will -never- come out. Repeat: -never-.

You can see the result of a curious cat. This is Gizzy, who was interested in everything. He is now at The Rainbow Bridge, but this is the result of him sticking his nose in a small bit of thalo green paint. It took a couple of weeks for it to disappear from his furs. Actually, I was surprised it did.




*Dolly, Thalo Green in and of itself is not toxic. Gizzy suffered no ill effects.

8 comments:

Clare said...

Thanks for the explanation. I now know what colour you mean and, yes, it does stain.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm glad my boys were not playing in it too!!

Smiles,
Kelly

Susan said...

No doubt that Gizzy is the green in the rainbow! What a great story(and color)!

Quiltdivajulie said...

In the words of Kermit ~ "It ain't easy being green"

At least Gizzy looked good in that color!

GREAT photo and memories.

Dolly said...

Did it eventually do him in.......or did he go in his own timing?

Teresa said...

How cute!! I've been painting and my cat has been WAY too curious, but he hasn't ended up green...yet!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Tine said...

LOL! He looks quite cute - and he reminds me of the pictures you see around easter time of chickens dyed in pastel colors ;)

Quilting4U said...

Oh Gizzy! I thought the color looked good on him,ha!ha!

Curious kitty!