The fingers are then placed in xylene for about an hour or until the xylene has overcome the reaction of the acetone.
If the substance dries too fast to permit proper photographing, the skin should be photographed while immersed in the xylene.
The fingers should be wiped very lightly with either soap and water or xylene, always following the ridge contours.
After removal from the xylene the fingers should be placed on a blotter until the surface of the fingers appears dry.
So is xylene, a chemical which will readily clean grease and fatty matter from the fingers.
The same piece of skin when soaked in xylene will show a marked contrast, which it loses on drying.
The fumes given off by acetone, benzine, xylene, and formaldehyde are toxic and may cause sickness.
Apart from the softening point the pitch is all the more valued the more constituents it contains which are soluble in xylene.
|xylene (zī-lēn', zī'lēn') also xylol |