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Differentiation of Lipsticks by Raman Spectroscopy

Salahioglu, Fatma, Went, Michael J. (2012) Differentiation of Lipsticks by Raman Spectroscopy. Forensic Science International, 223 (1-3). pp. 148-152. ISSN 0379-0738. (doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.08.018)


Dispersive Raman spectra have been obtained using a Raman microscope and an excitation wavelength of 632.8 nm from 69 lipsticks of various colours and from a range of manufacturers without any pre-treatment of the samples. 10% of the samples were too fluorescent to give Raman spectra. 22% of the samples gave spectra which were unique to the brand and colour within the collected sample set. The remaining 68% of the samples gave spectra which could be classified into seven distinct groups. Discrimination of red lipsticks by this technique was the most difficult. The spectra of deposited lipstick samples remained unchanged over a period of a least a year.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.08.018
Uncontrolled keywords: Raman spectroscopy, lipsticks, trace evidence.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Michael J Went
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 13:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:48 UTC
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