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Lawsone: a novel reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks on paper surfaces

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Abstract

Lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone) reacts with latent fingermark deposits on paper surfaces to yield purple-brown impressions of ridge details which are also photoluminescent; this compound represents the first in a completely new class of fingermark detection reagents.

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The article was received on 19 May 2008, accepted on 12 Jun 2008 and first published on 30 Jun 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B808424F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008, 3513-3515
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    Lawsone: a novel reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks on paper surfaces

    R. Jelly, S. W. Lewis, C. Lennard, K. F. Lim and J. Almog, Chem. Commun., 2008, 3513
    DOI: 10.1039/B808424F

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