A Rapid Microtechnique for the Detection of Trace Metals from Gunshot Residues

    Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1976

    Page Count: 8


    Scheuing, DR
    Research chemist, Sherwin Williams Co., Chicago, Ill.

    Bosen, SF
    Assistant professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Ill.

    (Received 21 April 1975; accepted 9 June 1975)

    Abstract

    The detection of primer and gunshot residues is important to the criminalist. Several techniques to detect trace materials have been proposed as providing definitive proof that primer or gunshot residue is present [1–8]. While the dermal nitrate-nitrite test has been shown to yield misleading information [1], tests based on the detection of one or more of the metals lead, barium, antimony, and copper appear to be much more reliable [8].


    Paper ID: JFS10349J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10349J

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