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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iron blue, Prussian bluenoun

    any of various blue pigments

  2. Prussian bluenoun

    a dark greenish-blue color

Wiktionary

  1. Prussian bluenoun

    An insoluble dark, bright blue pigment, ferric ferrocyanide (equivalent to ferrous ferricyanide)

  2. Prussian blueadjective

    Of a rich blue colour, tinted with green.

  3. Etymology: The pigment was discovered in Germany (Prussia at the time) by Diesbach.

Wikipedia

  1. Prussian blue

    Prussian blue (also known as Berlin blue, Brandenburg blue or, in painting, Parisian or Paris blue) is a dark blue pigment produced by oxidation of ferrous ferrocyanide salts. It has the chemical formula FeIII4[FeII(CN)6]3. Turnbull's blue is chemically identical, but is made from different reagents, and its slightly different color stems from different impurities and particle sizes. Prussian blue was the first modern synthetic pigment. It is prepared as a very fine colloidal dispersion, because the compound is not soluble in water. It contains variable amounts of other ions and its appearance depends sensitively on the size of the colloidal particles. The pigment is used in paints, and it is the traditional "blue" in blueprints, and became prominent in 19th-century aizuri-e (藍摺り絵) Japanese woodblock prints. In medicine, orally administered Prussian blue is used as an antidote for certain kinds of heavy metal poisoning, e.g., by thallium(I) and radioactive isotopes of caesium. The therapy exploits the compound's ion-exchange properties and high affinity for certain "soft" metal cations. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system. Prussian blue lent its name to prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) derived from it. In German, hydrogen cyanide is called Blausäure ('blue acid'). French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac gave cyanide its name, from the Ancient Greek word κύανος (kyanos, 'blue'/'cyan'), because of its Prussian blue color.

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  1. Prussian blue

    Prussian blue is a dark blue pigment with the idealized formula Fe7(CN)18. Another name for the color Prussian blue is Berlin blue or, in painting, Parisian blue. Turnbull's blue is the same substance but is made from different reagents, and its slightly different color stems from different impurities. Prussian blue was one of the first synthetic pigments. It is employed as a very fine colloidal dispersion, as the compound itself is not soluble in water. It is famously complex, owing to the presence of variable amounts of other ions and the sensitive dependence of its appearance on the size of the colloidal particles formed when it is made. The pigment is used in paints, and it is the traditional "blue" in blueprints. In medicine, Prussian blue is used as an antidote for certain kinds of heavy metal poisoning, e.g., by cesium and thallium. In particular it was used to absorb 137Cs+ from those poisoned in the Goiânia accident. Prussian Blue is orally administered. The therapy exploits Prussian Blue's ion exchange properties and high affinity for certain "soft" metal cations. Prussian blue lent its name to prussic acid, which was derived from it, and to ferrocyanide. As ferrocyanide is made of iron and CN ligands, reinterpreting the component "-cyanide" in the compound word produced the word "cyanide" for compounds containing the CN radical.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Prussian Blue

    After its inventor, Diesbach of Berlin, in 1710.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prussian blue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prussian blue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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