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Incorporating measurement variability when comparing sets of high-resolution mass spectra

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Author(s)

Matthew Roberts, Arun Moorthy, Edward Sisco, Anthony J. Kearsley

Abstract

Mass spectra are an important signature by which compounds can be identifi ed. We recently formulated a mathematical approach for incorporating measurement variability when comparing sets of high-resolution mass spectra. Leveraging replicate mass spectra, we construct high-dimensional consensus mass spectra representing each of the compared analytes -- and compute the similarity between these data structures. In this paper, we present this approach and discuss its applications and limitations when trying to discriminate methamphetamine and phentermine using in-source collision induced dissociation mass spectra collected with direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry.
Citation
Analytica Chimica ACTA

Keywords

sample discrimination, high-dimensional consensus (HDC) mass spectra, high-resolution mass spectrometry, mass spectral similarity, mass spectrometry, probability distributions.

Citation

Roberts, M. , Moorthy, A. , Sisco, E. and Kearsley, A. (2022), Incorporating measurement variability when comparing sets of high-resolution mass spectra, Analytica Chimica ACTA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2022.340247, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934820 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created May 5, 2022, Updated March 28, 2024