Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Mass Spectrometry Methods Database Gets Major Update

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently added 150 new methods—nicknamed "recipes"—to a database already containing 255 procedures for analyzing specific synthetic polymers using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. The recipes provide data critical to the industrial design, manufacture and application of synthetic polymers. They have been collected from the peer-review scientific literature and included in the NIST Synthetic Polymer MALDI Methods Online Database, http://www.nist.gov/maldi, a unique resource for the mass spectroscopy community. The recipes Web page has been extremely successful—it is listed as the most popular mass spectrometry site on the Web by Websbiggest.com and has been cited as a key chemistry resource by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Released May 25, 2006, Updated January 8, 2018