Phthalocyanine Blue is lightfast, transparent and an intense blue. The chemical composition of Phthalocyanine contains copper and shifts this blue toward the green side. Chemists in London in 1935 developed the pigment they gave the trade name Monastral Blue by accidental discovery. The kettle containing a Bristish dye plant was a byproduct of the dye process. The discovery filled the demand from printers for a pigment to replace Prussian Blue.
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