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dc.contributor.authorPatton, Emma
dc.contributor.authorBrown, David
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Simon
dc.identifier.citationPatton, Emma and Brown, David and Lewis, Simon. 2010. Detection of latent fingermarks on thermal printer paper by dry contact with 1,2-indanedione. Analytical Methods. 2 (6): pp. 631-637.

A new method for the detection of latent fingermarks on thermal paper by dry contact with 1,2-indanedione, which reacts with the amino acids present to give coloured, photo luminescent prints is described. The simple and reliable method is based on contact between the thermal paper sample and reagent impregnated treatment papers. Different treatment paper reagent formulations and treatment times were investigated. The conditions which provided the best performance used treatment papers prepared from an acid-free fluorous solution containing 1,2-indanedione and zinc chloride, with a contact time of 48 h. The dry contact approach was compared to current methods used by law enforcement agencies within Australia and was found to give similar or better performance.

dc.publisherRSC Publishing
dc.titleDetection of latent fingermarks on thermal printer paper by dry contact with 1,2-indanedione
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAnalytical Methods
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDepartment of Applied Chemistry
curtin.facultySchool of Science and Computing
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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