Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C11H6N2O
Molecular Weight: 182.18
CAS Number: 54078-29-4
|solubility||acetic acid: soluble10 mg/mL, clear|
|fluorescence||Î»ex 470 nm; Î»em 570 nm|
Reagent forming highly fluorescent derivatives with amino acids (excitation ~470 nm; emission ~570 nm). Used for the detection of latent fingerprints on paper with high sensitivity.
Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.
1,8-Diazafluoren-9-one (DFO) is used in forensic science to detect latent fingerprints on paper and other materials. DFO forms highly fluorescent derivatives with amino acids (excitation ~470 nm; emission ~570 nm).