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Comparative Forensic Analysis of Lipsticks Using Thin Layer Chromatography and Gas Chromatography
Lipsticks constitute a significant source of transfer evidence, and can, therefore, provide corroborative or inclusionary evidence in criminal investigation. This study aimed to determine the uniqueness and persistence of different lipstick smears using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), and Gas Chromatography with a Flame Ionisation Detector (GC-FID). In this study, we analysed lipstick smears retrieved from tea cups exposed to the environment for up to four weeks. The n-alkane content of eachdoi:10.5281/zenodo.3298918 fatcat:berbqfkq6fffbiex2pb6dko2gy