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Detectives use ninhydrin to reveal fingerprints left at crime scenes. Ninhydrin reacts with amino acids found in the natural oils on our skin to produce a purple product. The intensity of the color may also be used as quantitative test for the amount of amino acids in a sample.


  • Forensic Science
  • Amino Acids
  • Fingerprinting