Scheele's green


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Scheele’s green

An insecticide similar in nature to Paris green.
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Pigments are harvests, geology, trade routes, chemistry: Scheele's green and lead white, viridian and madder and chrome yellow.
The wallpaper in his room was dyed with a colouring pigment known as Scheele's Green that contained copper arsenite.
34 The chemical Scheele's Green had brief popularity as a colouring for sweets in 19th century Scotland until its toxicity was realised - which two metals does it contain?