Thermal degradation analysis of amino acids in fingerprint residue by pyrolysis GC-MS to develop new latent fingerprint developing reagents.

@article{RichmondAylor2007ThermalDA,
  title={Thermal degradation analysis of amino acids in fingerprint residue by pyrolysis GC-MS to develop new latent fingerprint developing reagents.},
  author={Amy Richmond-Aylor and Suzanne Bell and Patrick S. Callery and Keith Morris},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={380-2}
}
Conventional development of latent fingerprints is compromised when the prints are decomposed by extreme temperatures, such as those encountered when a weapon cartridge is fired, an improvised explosive device is detonated, and/or in arson cases. Understanding how these extreme temperatures alter the chemical and physical properties of latent fingerprint residue could aid in the discovery of a reagent that could effectively develop these decomposed fingerprints. To mimic scenarios where… CONTINUE READING