Strippable coatings for forensic collection of trace chemicals from surfaces.

Abstract

Surface sampling for chemical analysis plays a vital role in applications like environmental monitoring, industrial hygiene, homeland security, and forensics. The standard surface sampling tool is a simple cotton gauze pad, but as techniques become more sensitive and the variety of analytes increases, gauze is failing to meet the needs of the community… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ac302750k