Aqueous nile blue: A simple, versatile and safe reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks

Amanda A. Frick, Francesco Busetti, Andrew Cross, Simon W. Lewis*

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Abstract

Nile blue A in aqueous solution undergoes spontaneous hydrolysis to the photoluminescent compound Nile red. This reagent provides a simple and safe approach to the detection of latent fingermarks on porous and non-porous surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3341-3343
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number25
Early online date11 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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