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Table 7 Fatty acid compounds detected in latent fingerprint residue from donor A by GC analysis

From: Evaluation of fatty acids in groomed fingerprint by gas chromatographic analysis using various extraction solvents and treatment methods

Target compound (bond) Retention time (min) Relative abundance (%)
12 Palmitic acid (C16) 13.78 41.96
16 Stearic acid (C18) 17.46 23.85
18 Oleic acid (C18:1n9c) 18 6.73
23 Arachidic acid (C20) 21.96 5.07
30 Behenic acid (C22) 26.76 8.69
32 Erucic acid (C22:1n9) 27.67 4.66