Published Online: 1 November 1987
Page Count: 9
Director, Division of Criminal Identification (DCI), Israel National Police, H.Q., Jerusalem,
(Received 13 September 1986; accepted 11 February 1987)
Eleven vicinal triketones and one vicinal tetraketone were reacted with amino acids in solution and with latent fingerprints on paper. All cyclic triketones gave colored products with amino acids in solution and developed latent fingerprints on paper. The products' colors varied depending on the structure of the triketone. The potential of these compounds as fingerprint developers is discussed.
Paper ID: JFS11216J