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Ninhydrin is a chemical commonly used by forensic science investigators in the analysis of latent fingerprints on porous surfaces such as paper. Amino acid containing fingermarks, formed by minute sweat secretions which gather on the finger’s unique ridges, are treated with the ninhydrin solution which turns the amino acid finger ridge patterns purple and therefore visible.

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Category Analytical Reagents
Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Laboratory reagents and chemicals
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CAS Number 485-47-2
Formula C9H6O4
Molecular Weight 178.14
Purity 99.0%
Appearance White to yellowish-white crystalline powder
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Storage Conditions Room temperature
MSDS Data Sheet Click to download
MDL Number MFCD00003791
Harmonised Tariff 29143900

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