Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 1980)

    A Study of the Use of 2-Nitroso-1-Naphthol as a Trace Metal Detection Reagent

    (Received 4 January 1980; accepted 12 March 1980)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A 0.5% 2-nitroso-1-naphthol acetone solution was studied for its potential as a trace metal detection reagent. A metal object must be held for approximately 1.5 min for satisfactory color and pattern formation to be observed by this procedure. Metal ions transferred through a brief period of holding can be detected within 3 h. Best results were obtained on individuals with high levels of perspiration. That more than one metallic object was held can be revealed if the objects are made of different metals or have distinct shapes or sizes.


    Author Information:

    Kokocinski, CW
    Graduate student and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle,

    Brundage, DJ
    Forensic scientist, Illinois Bureau of Scientific Services, Training and Applications Laboratory, Joliet, Ill.

    Nicol, JD
    Graduate student and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle,


    Stock #: JFS11295J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11295J

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    Title A Study of the Use of 2-Nitroso-1-Naphthol as a Trace Metal Detection Reagent
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