Dithizone as a Microcrystalline Test for the Confirmation of Projectile Lead Wipes

    Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Espinoza, EO'N
    Graduate student, professor of forensic science, and graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    Thornton, JI
    Graduate student, professor of forensic science, and graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    McGinnis, MD
    Graduate student, professor of forensic science, and graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    (Received 18 February 1986; accepted 21 March 1986)

    Abstract

    The dithizone test is frequently used as a color test for lead in the confirmation of projectile wipes. An adjustment of test conditions will also allow the dithizone reaction to be conducted as a microcrystalline test, thereby increasing the specificity of the reaction. The color resulting from the formation of the inner salt complex between dithizone and the lead cation is maintained, and may be observed on the characteristic crystals obtained.


    Paper ID: JFS12349J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12349J

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