Aqueous Nile blue: a simple, versatile and safe reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks
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Nile blue A in aqueous solution undergoes spontaneous hydrolysis to the photoluminescent compound Nile red. This reagent provides a simple and safe approach to the detection of latent fingermarks on porous and non-porous surfaces.
Frick, Amanda and Busetti, Francesco and Cross, Andrew and Lewis, Simon. 2014. Aqueous Nile blue: a simple, versatile and safe reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks. Chemical Communications. 50: pp. 3341-3343.