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NCJ Number: 228234 Find in a Library
Title: Examination of Lip Glosses by Thin-Layer Chromatography
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:59  Issue:5  Dated:September/October 2009  Pages:525-536
Author(s): Sanjit Kaur; Jasvir Singh; Rakesh Kumar Garg
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzed various lip glosses by using thin-layered chromatography to determine the most suitable solvent system.
Abstract: Results of the analysis showed that toluene/benzene and toluene/benzene/cyclohexane were the most effective in separating the various components of lip glosses. They were the most suitable solvent system for the separation of components of all the samples of lip glosses examined. Further studies are recommended using different batches of lip glosses and different brands of lip gloss. An investigation on the effect of aged samples is also recommended. With the popularity of lip gloss over the last few years, the analysis of this cosmetic product has grown in importance. However, past research has focused on lipsticks. In this study, 29 samples of lip glosses were analyzed by thin-layered chromatography using 28 different solvent systems using visual aids (daylight, ultraviolet light, and iodine fuming). References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Evidence identification
Index Term(s): Evidence; Forensic sciences; Lip prints; Suspect identification
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