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Forensics in hand: new trends in forensic devices (2013–2017)

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Forensic chemistry is the application of analytical chemistry to forensic analysis and is today one of the hot topics in the scientific literature as it can provide valuable information regarding crimes that have been committed and assist in their resolution. The literature in the field of forensic chemistry has been exponentially growing and covers several different subjects. This review discusses works published between 2013 and 2017 regarding portable or potentially portable devices (such as electrochemical sensors), field tests and intelligent devices that can be used in different areas of forensic chemistry and covers the following subjects: explosives, gunshot residues (GSR), liquid fuels, illicit drugs, beverages, alternative biological fluids and agrochemicals.

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21 Jun 2018
13 Sep 2018
First published
13 Sep 2018

Anal. Methods, 2018,10, 5135-5163
Article type
Critical Review

Forensics in hand: new trends in forensic devices (2013–2017)

L. Pereira de Oliveira, D. P. Rocha, W. Reis de Araujo, R. A. Abarza Muñoz, T. R. Longo Cesar Paixão and M. Oliveira Salles, Anal. Methods, 2018, 10, 5135
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY01389F

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