Dowling Chemicals, Systems, Carlow,
Euro Marker Systems Ltd., Carlow,
Forensic Scientist, Chemistry Section Dublin Forensic Science Laboratory, Dublin 8,
(Received 11 October 1994; accepted 5 December 1994)
Crystal Violet Lactone (CVL) is normally used in carbonless copy paper. The reaction between CVL and polar substances such as silica gel produces a blue color. A novel use of CVL as a security marker in the larceny of fuel is described.
Paper ID: JFS13846J