Key to Table

a
Very sparingly soluble – may bleed or stain
B
Insoluble in water, soluble in aqueous alkaline solution
b
Turns much bluer in hue
C
Practically insoluble, but useful in nearly neutral or slightly acid emulsions
c
@ 25 degrees Centigrade
D
Practically insoluble, but may be dispersed by grinding and homogenizing; solid mediums (waxes) should be softened or melted before or during the grinding
d
Hue becomes duller or darker
E
Practically insoluble in the fatty acid, oil, or wax, but useful in coloring slightly alkaline aqueous emulsions
F
Solution usually fluorescent
G
Soluble or dispersible in oils and waxes in presence of 10-25% of a fatty acid
g
Turns much greener in hue
I
Insoluble
J
Tends to thicken or gel the solution
k
Turns brownish in hue
L
Turns orange in hue
M
Moderately soluble (<1%)
m
Turns scarlet in hue
p
Dye precipitated as heavy-metal salt or color acid
r
Turns redder in shade
S
Dissolves (solubilty >1%)
SS
Sparingly soluble (<0.25%)
U
In alkaline-reducing vats a soluble leuco compound forms
v
Turns violet in hue
W
Not fast to prolonged storage in some waxes
w
Becomes tinctorially weaker
x
Turns yellow in hue
y
Turns yellower in hue
z
Hazy or cloudy
*
Practically colorless
1
Very poor fastness
2
Poor fastness
3
Fair fastness
4
Moderate fastness
5
Good fastness
6
Very good fastness
7
Excellent fastness
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