Characterization of Alkali Blue Pigment in Counterfeit Currency by High Performance Liquid Chromatography

    Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Keto, RO
    presently, forensic chemist, National Laboratory Center Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    (Received 31 March 1983; accepted 20 April 1983)

    Abstract

    A method for the forensic science characterization of black printing inks is presented. High performance liquid chromatographic techniques have been developed for the semiquantitative analysis of pigment components and manufacturing artifacts present in alkali blue pigment, which is commonly found in black letterpress and offset inks. These analyses have shown that differences can be demonstrated in the component makeup of alkali blue from different sources, and that these differences may be useful in showing relationships or a lack thereof between evidentiary ink samples.


    Paper ID: JFS11652J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11652J

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    Title Characterization of Alkali Blue Pigment in Counterfeit Currency by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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    Committee E30