School of Arts and Sciences
Many pigments and dyes of historical interest exhibit the capability of forming Werner-type coordination complexes. The relationships between the structures and color characteristics of these colorants are reviewed in this paper, with particular attention to the work of Paul Pfeiffer, a student and long-time assistant of Alfred Werner's who did extensive work in the characterization and application of Werner's coordination theory to alizarin-related dyes.
Orna, M.V, Kozlowski, A.W., Baskinger, A. and Adams, T. Coordination Chemistry of Pigments and Dyes of Historical Interest. In Coordination Chemistry: A Century of Progress; Kauffman, G.B., Ed.; American Chemical Society Symposium Series 565, American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1994; pp 165-176.