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Determination of firing distance using the rhodizonate staining technique.

International journal of legal medicine (2002-04-02)
W Marty, T Sigrist, D Wyler
ABSTRACT

The histological staining technique using rhodizonate is also effective for the determination of the firing distance by examining the distribution and intensity of the staining reaction. The differentiation between absolute close-range shots and long-range shots is generally possible without any doubt. The method is not recommended for routine examinations but it is very useful for cases lacking the possibility to investigate smoke and powder deposits in a criminalistic manner, i.e. surgical skin biopsies of hospitalised victims and skin highly altered by the effects of fire, water or by post-mortem decomposition.

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Potassium rhodizonate, technical grade, 85%