non toxic pigments

“YInMn blue,” First blue pigment created in over 200 years. 

The pigment was the surprise result of a 2009 chemistry lab experiment at Oregon State University (OSU. 

Graduate student Andrew Smith made the discovery while working with professor Mas Subramanian to test new materials for potential use in electronics.

A mix of manganese oxide, yttrium, and indium, heated to nearly 2,000˚ F, produced the vivid, non-toxic blue