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NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center Standard Reference Data and Software Tools for Seized Drug Analysis

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Author(s)

William E. Wallace, Arun Moorthy

Abstract

The reference data and software tools provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Mass Spectrometry Data Center (NIST MSDC) are reviewed with a focus on the identification of fentanyl related substances (FRS). The MSDC provides three standard reference mass spectral libraries as well as six software tools for spectrum analysis, interpretation, and uncertainty estimation. Each of these data sets and software tools are described in detail with references to the original publications provided. Examples of fentanyl identification by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry and by direct analysis in real time (DART) mass spectrometry are given.
Citation
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume
68
Issue
5

Keywords

DART-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS, novel psychoactive substance' fentanyl, opioids, seized drug

Citation

Wallace, W. and Moorthy, A. (2023), NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center Standard Reference Data and Software Tools for Seized Drug Analysis, Journal of Forensic Sciences, [online], https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.15284, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936346 (Accessed September 23, 2023)
Created May 18, 2023, Updated September 11, 2023