Patent Number: 7,132,229

Title: Photothermographic material and image forming method

Abstract: A photothermographic material having an image forming layer containing at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and a non-photosensitive layer on at least one side of a support, in which the binder is a hydrophilic binder, the non-photosensitive layer contains gelatin or a gelatin derivative, the reducing agent is a compound represented by the following formula (R), and at least one compound represented by the following formula (I) or (II) is contained: ##STR00001## (wherein in formula (R), R.sup.11 and R.sup.11' each independently represent an alkyl group and at least one of R.sup.11 and R.sup.11' is a secondary or tertiary alkyl group); ##STR00002## (wherein in the formula (I), Q represents an atomic group necessary for forming a 5 or 6-membered imide ring); and ##STR00003## (wherein in the formula (II), R.sub.5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, r represents 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, and X represents O, S, Se or N(R.sub.6)). A photothermographic material that is excellent in coated surface state and has high image quality, and an image forming method are provided.

Inventors: Fukui; Kouta (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd

International Classification: G03C 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00