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Title: Non-invasive detection and chemical mapping of trace metal residues on the skin
Authors: Bleay, Stephen M.
Grove, L.E.
Kelly, Paul F.
King, Roberto S.P.
Mayse, Kelly
Shah, Bansi C.
Wilson, Richard S.
Keywords: Forensic science
Rubeanic acid
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: BLEAY, S.M. ... (et al.), 2014. Non-invasive detection and chemical mapping of trace metal residues on the skin. RSC Advances, 4 (37), pp. 19525-19528.
Abstract: Residual traces of the metals copper and lead on an individual's skin may be elucidated by reaction of rubeanic acid with a gelatine lift taken from the target area in question, yielding intensely coloured reaction products. This non-invasive technique has been shown to offer promise in chemically mapping the distribution of the minute metal residues across an individual's hand deposited through touching metal items, a technique with potential forensic significance.
Description: This article was published in the journal RSC Advances and the definitive version is available from the Royal Society of Chemistry at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra02463j
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1039/c4ra02463j
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15669
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra02463j
ISSN: 2046-2069
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