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Forensic reagent for amino acid detection.
SKU: N1171
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Ninhydrin is a chemical compound that is commonly used in forensic science to detect the presence of amino acids. It is a crystalline solid that is soluble in water and has a faint odor. The compound was first discovered in the early 1900s and was initially used as a reagent in organic chemistry. However, its ability to react with amino acids was soon discovered and it became an important tool in forensic analysis.

Key Features:

  • Highly sensitive chemical reagent
  • Used for detecting fingerprints on porous surfaces
  • Produces a purple color when reacting with amino acids in fingerprints
  • Can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, and skin
  • Easy to use and quick results
  • Widely used in forensic investigations

Product Specifications:

Product Name Ninhydrin
Chemical Formula C9H6O4
Appearance Colorless to pale yellow crystals
Melting Point 235-238?C
Boiling Point >300?C
Solubility Soluble in ethanol, acetone, chloroform, and benzene
Usage Used for the detection of amino acids and proteins

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CAUTION: Ninhydrin may cause skin irritation and is harmful if swallowed. Use with caution and follow proper safety protocols.

Perfect for:

  • Forensic scientists
  • Chemistry researchers
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Crime scene investigators
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Academic institutions

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Model: N1171
  • Brand: ChemicalStore