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  • noun organic chemistry The aromatic compound 2,2-dihydroxyindane-1,3-dione which is used as a reagent to detect amines


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  • But in doing so, he runs the risk of ruining any possibility of fuming prints with superglue or looking for them with an alternate light source and luminescent powders or processing them with chemicals such as ninhydrin or diazafluoren.


  • If you used the small-particle reagent first, like they did in the episode, it would ruin the porous surface for the ninhydrin procedure.


  • A ninhydrin analysis revealed a total of nearly two hundred latent fingerprints on the three pages on which the marked paragraphs appeared and another eighty on the jacket.

    More Twisted Stories Vol II

  • Kincaid frowned but before he could say anything Lukas added, “I told them to use the laser only No ninhydrin.”


  • Chapter Forty-nine THE SKY WAS the color of a ninhydrin bloom on white paper.

    The Last Coyote

  • The heat brought up the ridges of several fingerprints in the ninhydrin.

    The Black Ice

  • He picked up the spray bottle and pumped four sprays of ninhydrin mist over the box.

    The Black Ice

  • Sometimes latents come out with a nitrate solution or ninhydrin or superglue.

    Mistress of Justice

  • Then Kirwill retraced his route a second time, without the lamp and without a magnifying glass, comparing the ninhydrin prints with his own card of the prints of James Kirwill.

    Gorky Park

  • Kirwill started on porous surfaces with an atomizer of ninhydrin, working clockwise from the garage door.

    Gorky Park


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