Dendrimer Enhanced Fingerprint and Explosive Detection: A Critical Review

Archana Zala*Email

Harshad Patel*Email

School of Engineering and Technology, National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar 382 007, Gujarat, India

Abstract

Forensic science deals with crime scene investigation and evidence analysis, which provides physical evidence to address legal problems. Fingerprint detection and explosive detection were the key research area explored using dendrimer-based detection. Dendrimers have a unique structure, size, shape, monodispersed, generation, and surface terminal groups. Dendrimers are biodegradable and low-toxic. Dendrimer applications were well established in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Dendrimer applications were reported in the multidisciplinary field likewise sensors, environmental, water purifier, solar cell, cosmetics, catalysis, drug delivery, photo activity, energy harvesting, forensic science. Dendrimer-nanocomposites were reported for fingerprint detection, explosive detection, photoluminescence-based optical sensing. Still, alcohol and narcotics drugs sensing are significant challenges. Dendrimer-nanocomposites can be a suitable sensor as well as detection techniques.

Dendrimer Enhanced Fingerprint and Explosive Detection: A Critical Review