An Improved Ferrous Metal Detection Reagent

    Volume 22, Issue 4 (October 1977)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1977

    Page Count: 3


    Stoney, DA
    Associate professor of forensic science and research associate, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.

    Thornton, JI
    Associate professor of forensic science and research associate, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.

    (Received 24 January 1977; accepted 29 March 1977)

    Abstract

    Recently the authors' laboratory reported on the use of a newly developed ferrous detection reagent [1]. This reagent, 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazine-p,p'-disulfonic acid, disodium salt trihydrate (PDT), reacts with ferrous ion to give a magenta complex, and the reaction is sufficiently sensitive to be used to determine if an individual has recently handled a steel object such as a firearm.


    Paper ID: JFS10412J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10412J

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