The Division for Development and Public Relations
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INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
APPLIED CHEMISTRY (CASALI CENTER)
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON
External Academic Positions
Research Fellow, Imperial College, London, 1972-73;
Research Assoc., M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, 1973-74;
Visiting Prof., Tel Aviv Univ., 1992, 1997;
Visiting Prof., Faculty of Law, Hebrew Univ., 1992-98.
Forensic chemistry. Diagnostic methods for field work. Explosives
detection and identification. Physico-chemical methods for latent
fingerprint visualization. Unequivocal methods for body identification.
Chemical processes occurring on human skin. Organic synthetic chemistry.
Identification of the improvised explosive urea nitrate in post blast
Application of nanotechnology to fingerprint visualization:
Selective recognition of ions by vasarenes.
Non-traditional approach to the detection of fingerprints. (with
Selective complexation between a novel bowl-shaped molecule and
Ninhydrin thiohemiketals: Basic research towards improved
Identification of handling of firearms/trace metal detection.
A feasibility study on the use of double-sided adhesive coated
The reaction between phloroglucinol and vic polycarbonyl
Colorimetric detection of explosives. In:
Urea nitrate, an exceptionally easy-to-make improvised
Lawsone: A novel reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks
Nitration using simple nitro species: Nitroguanidine and EGDN.
Dual fingerprint reagents with enhanced sensitivity: 5-Methoxy-
Protection of the carbonyl groups in 1,2-indanedione: Propellane
Syntheses of cyclic disulfides using didecyldimethylammonium
Application of nanoparticles for the enhancement of latent
Recovery and detection of urea nitrate in traces.
Structure elucidation of pigments that are formed in the
Rapid and efficient synthesis of symmetrical alkyl disulfides
Fingerprint reagents with dual action: Color and fluorescence.
Forensic science and terrorism.
Urea nitrate and nitrourea: Powerful regioselective aromatic
Forensic science does not start in the lab: The concept of
Identification of firearms handling by the [Fe(PDT)3]+2 complex:
Decomposition of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) is an entropic
Genipin, a novel fingerprint reagent with colorimetric and
A field diagnostic test for the improvised explosive urea
Chemical development of latent fingerprints: 1,2-indandione has
Visualization of sebaceous fingerprints on fired cartridge
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