Enhancement of latent fingermarks on non-porous surfaces using anti-l-amino acid antibodies conjugated to gold nanoparticles

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Journal Article
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Chemical Communications, 2011, 47 (19), pp. 5602 - 5604
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2011-05-21
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Enantioselective anti-l-amino acid antibodies conjugated to gold nanoparticles are shown to facilitate the detection of latent fingermarks by interacting with amino acids present in friction ridge secretions. This antibody-based system is particularly effective for the enhancement of aged and dried fingermarks on non-porous surfaces, an area unexploited by current techniques. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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