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Aqueous Nile blue: a simple, versatile and safe reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks

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Abstract

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.

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2013, accepted on 11 Feb 2014 and first published on 11 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49577A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 3341-3343
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    Aqueous Nile blue: a simple, versatile and safe reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks

    A. A. Frick, F. Busetti, A. Cross and S. W. Lewis, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3341
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49577A

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