Lipsticks Elemental Analysis by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Used as Criminal Evidence

Authors

  • Wedad Al-Dahhan1 , Hassan Hashim2 , Emad Yousif 1, Ayad F. Alkaim3

Keywords:

Lipstick, EDX, Crime scene, Element.

Abstract

Since ancient times, man has been interested in showing his appearance in the best shape and has used

make-up materials including lipstick for this purpose. Four lipstick samples were selected for one brand with

different colors (Lipstick-03, Lipstick-23, Lipstick-29 and Lipstick-51) as well as two different colors for

the so-called magic lipstick (Luxe orang and Luxe yellow). Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)

is an analytical technique was used for the elemental analysis for the selected six samples. These tests aims

to explain that there are clear elemental differences for the selected samples which can be used to define

the identity of each sample. Lipstick-51 has been selected to contaminate some substances that can be

commonly used in homes, offices and others. The selected substances were (Plastic bottle, Plastic cup, Glass,

Cigarette filter and Tissue paper). The elemental results indicate a partial match for the types of elements

in lipstick contaminated with substances taken from the crime scene compared to the original Lipstick-51.

Results could be more accurate when identifying the contaminated material and select the most concentrated

positions for samples taken from the crime scene and for conducting tests.

Author Biography

Wedad Al-Dahhan1 , Hassan Hashim2 , Emad Yousif 1, Ayad F. Alkaim3

1 Prof. Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad-Iraq, 2Prof. Department of

Physics, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad-Iraq, 3Prof. Department of Chemistry, College of

Sciences for Women, Babylon University, Hilla, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Wedad Al-Dahhan1 , Hassan Hashim2 , Emad Yousif 1, Ayad F. Alkaim3. (2020). Lipsticks Elemental Analysis by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Used as Criminal Evidence. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2735-2739. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10853