The chemical history of color
- Mary Virginia Orna.
- Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2013.
- Physical description
- xiv, 153 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- SpringerBriefs in molecular science. History of chemistry.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
|QD473 .O76 2013||Unknown|
- Orna, Mary Virginia.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Colors, Natural and Synthetic, in the Ancient World.- Discovery of the Physics of Color.- The Chemical Causes of Color.- Colorant Usage from Antiquity to the Perkin Era.- Beyond Perkin.- Major Analytical Techniques Based on Color: Volumetric Analysis-- Chromatography-- Spectroscopy-- Color Measurement.- Color on the Biological and Biochemical Front.- Finale: Color in Foods, Photochemistry, Photoluminescence, Pharmaceuticals, Fireworks, Fun and the Future.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This brief details the history of color from the chemical point of view, beginning with the first recorded uses of color and ending in the development of our modern chemical industry, glimpsing at some theoretical physics along the way. We see that color pervades every aspect of our lives; our consciousness, our perceptions, our useful appliances and tools, our playthings, our entertainment, our health, and our diagnostic apparatus - all of which are based in no small part on chemistry.
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- Publication date
- SpringerBriefs in molecular science. History of chemistry, 2191-5407
- 3642326412 (pbk.)
- 9783642326424 (electronic bk.)
- 3642326420 (electronic bk.)
- 9783642326417 (pbk.)
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