ARDROX

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Chemical Name:
ARDROX
Surface(s) Used On:
Non-porous surfaces.
Sensitive To:
Cyanoacrylate deposit, U-V Induced.
Development Color: Method to Record: Hazard: Protective Clothing: Fume Hood Use:

Yellow Fluorescence

Yellow filter

Eye Damage

U.V.-Eye Protection

Yes
Reagent Characteristics

Development Complete When:

Source of Error:

Incompatibilities:

Precautions:

Storage Container:

Safety:

Recommendations:


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Visual Examination
|
Forensic Light
|
Cyanoacrylate Fuming
|
*** Ardrox ***
|
Ultra-violet lamp
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R.A.Y.
|
Forensic Light

ARDROX FORMULA:
I.  Working Solution
(Combine in the order given.)
   
    2 ml Ardrox P-133D
   10 ml Acetone		   
   25 ml Methanol
   10 ml Isopropanol
    8 ml Acetonitrile
  945 ml Petroleum ether	

PROCEDURE OF APPLICATION
1.
a) Tray immersion or
   squirt bottle.
   - 5 seconds.
-or-

b) Water rinse - 
   Squirt bottle application
   or gently running stream.	
    - 10 seconds 

2.
View under an Ultra-violet lamp
in the 280 nm to 365 nm range. Use 
ultra-violet protection goggles.

2a.
View under a Forensic Light Source 
in the 435 nm to 480 nm range. Use 
yellow colored goggles.

3. 
Photograph results using a 
2-A haze, yellow colored or 
515(BP 35) bandpass filter.


Ridge Detail Visualized by:

Ultra-violet light induced.
Forensic Light Source induced.


Reagent Applicabilities:

Post-Cyanoacrylate
Non-Porous surfaces
Fluorescent technique


Other Chemical Name(s):

Ardrox P-133D
Tracer tech P-133 D


Working Solution Shelf-life:

Six (6) months.

Process Summary:
A fluorescent dye-stain used to make cyanoacrylate-developed latent prints more visible. A fluorescent light source or ultra-violet lamp that will output light in the 280 nm to 480 nm region is required for this process.
Accepted Deviations:
The working solution may be applied by either dipping or with a squeegee bottle. Some researchers advise to allow the cyanoacrylate-developed prints to "sit" overnight prior to applying the dye stain.
Supporting Reference Materials:
1. Minutiae Magazine, Summer Special 1994, Issue No. 24, pg.7.
2. "Chemical Formulas and Processing Guide for Developing Latent Prints", U.S. Dept. of Justice, pg. 47-48, 1994.

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