Reagents for the Chemical Development of Latent Fingerprints: Synthesis and Properties of Some Ninhydrin Analogues

    Volume 27, Issue 4 (October 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1982

    Page Count: 6


    Hirshfeld, A
    Deputy head, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Klug, JT
    Senior scientist, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva,

    Almog, J
    Deputy head, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 17 November 1981; accepted 4 February 1982)

    Abstract

    In an attempt to design new reagents for the chemical development of latent fingerprints, a number of ninhydrin analogues were synthesized and their reactions with latent fingerprints on paper were studied. The ring-fused and substituted ninhydrins developed latent fingerprints with a sensitivity similar to that of ninhydrin. The most promising of the group was 2,2-dihydroxybenz[f]indane-1,3-dione, which developed latent fingerprints as dark green images with excellent resolution.


    Paper ID: JFS12209J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12209J

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