Evaluation of Some Oxygen, Sulfur, and Selenium Substituted Ninhydrin Analogues, Nitrophenylninhydrin and Benzo[f]furoninhydrin

    Volume 47, Issue 2 (March 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 2002

    Page Count: 6


    Taylor, B
    Flinders University, Adelaide, SA

    Kobus, HJ
    Director and principal scientist, Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide, SA

    Pigou, PE
    Director and principal scientist, Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide, SA

    Jahangiri, S
    Vacation student, Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide, SA

    (Received 14 August 2001; accepted 11 July 2001)

    Abstract

    Six ninhydrin analogues containing oxygen, sulfur, and selenium substituents at the C-5 position, 5-(4-nitrophenyl)ninhydrin, and benzo[f]furoninhydrin were evaluated as fingerprint development reagents. The analogues all showed good fingerprint color development but were not superior to ninhydrin in this respect. The benzo[f]furoninhydrin complex was strongly luminescent at room temperature following zinc complexation, while the remaining analogues required cooling to 196°C to produce optimum luminescence. The benzo[f]furo, nitrophenyl, and methyl selenide analogues showed the best potential as fingerprint reagents with the benzo[f]furo analogue comparing favorably with DFO.


    Paper ID: JFS15241J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15241J

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    Title Evaluation of Some Oxygen, Sulfur, and Selenium Substituted Ninhydrin Analogues, Nitrophenylninhydrin and Benzo[f]furoninhydrin
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