A New Trace Ferrous Metal Detection Reagent

    Volume 21, Issue 3 (July 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1976

    Page Count: 4


    Goldman, GL
    Criminalist and assistant professor of forensic science, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    Thornton, JI
    Criminalist and assistant professor of forensic science, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    (Received 3 November 1975; accepted 10 December 1975)

    Abstract

    Since the early 1970s there has been substantial use of the 8-hydroxyquinoline test for determining whether a person has handled a weapon [1]. This test, now generally referred to as the TMDT test [2], involves spraying the hands of a person suspected of handling a weapon with a 0.2% solution of 8-hydroxyquinoline in isopropanol and observing the sprayed area with ultraviolet light. If a person has handled a weapon to the extent that oxidized ferrous ion is transferred to the hands, a dark area is noted in those areas of contact. Often a pattern of the object handled will be apparent. A positive reaction must be recorded by photography, however, and attendant complications exist in the ultraviolet fluorescent photography which must be employed [3].


    Paper ID: JFS10535J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10535J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title A New Trace Ferrous Metal Detection Reagent
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30