Mass spectrometry methods database gets major update

May 25, 2006

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.
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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