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An evaluation of mountants for use in forensic hair examination

Authors
Journal
Journal of the Forensic Science Society
0015-7368
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0015-7368(91)73118-6
Keywords
  • Evaluation
  • Mountants
  • Hair
  • Forensic Microscopy
Disciplines
  • Criminology

Abstract

Thirty-one different mountants were tested against a list of preferred characteristics for the forensic examination of hair. Hystomount, DPX, DePeX and Styrolite were found to be suitable. It was not possible to recommend any one of these in preference to the others. Histoclear is a non-toxic solvent which dissolves most xylene-based mountants as effectively as xylene itself. The use of this product is recommended.

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