Micro-Raman spectroscopy identifies crocidolite and erionite fibers in tissue sections (pages 1440–1445)
Alessandro Croce, Maya Musa, Mario Allegrina, Caterina Rinaudo, Y. Izzettin Baris, A. Umran Dogan, Amy Powers, Zeyana Rivera, Pietro Bertino, Haining Yang, Giovanni Gaudino and Michele Carbone
Article first published online: 28 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4286
Micro-Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy were applied to identify fibers on histological sections from different tissues of mice injected with crocidolite asbestos or erionite. Also, sections prepared for medical diagnosis from lung biopsies of patients affected by malignant mesothelioma from Cappadocia were analyzed. Micro-Raman spectroscopy is proved as technique allowing an easy and sure identification of crocidolite and erionite, both in mice tissues and in human biopsies.