4.2. Raman Spectroscopy for Forensic Analysis of Household and Automotive Paints

  1. John M. Chalmers3,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards4 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves5
  1. Steven E. J. Bell1,
  2. Samantha P. Stewart1 and
  3. W. James Armstrong2

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch4b

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Bell, S. E. J., Stewart, S. P. and Armstrong, W. J. (2012) Raman Spectroscopy for Forensic Analysis of Household and Automotive Paints, in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science (eds J. M. Chalmers, H. G. M. Edwards and M. D. Hargreaves), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch4b

Editor Information

  1. 3

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 4

    Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  3. 5

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast BT9 5AG, UK

  2. 2

    Forensic Science Northern Ireland, 151 Belfast Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 8PI, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749067

Online ISBN: 9781119962328

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Keywords:

  • Raman spectroscopy, forensic analysis of household, automotive paints;
  • Raman spectroscopy, in forensic examination of paints, paint layer data;
  • mid-IR spectroscopy, organic components and resin bases;
  • pigments, decorative and protective, and colour, opacity, coverage;
  • resin differences, crucial, secondary variation due to pigments;
  • Raman spectroscopic methods, in single layer paint analysis;
  • Raman spectroscopy as a resin analysis method, convenient, replacing FT-IR;
  • adding spectra of standards to the library, the library searching method;
  • automotive paints, and optical examination of paint colour;
  • forensic examination, IR absorption with Raman spectroscopy, complementary technique

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Paint Composition

  • Analysis of Resin Bases

  • White Paint

  • Coloured Household Paints

  • Multi-Layer Paints

  • Automotive Paint

  • Conclusions

  • References