The NIST Mass Spectral Library is a bundle of tools and peer-reviewed databases that are developed and supported by the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
NIST 17 has many more spectra and retention indices, but the most particular advances are in the significant expansion of the MS/MS Library (increased by 65%) and adding functionality to the MS Search program for more accurate mass compatibility.
Available Configurations of the NIST Mass Spectral Library
The NIST Mass Spectral Library is available in four packages:
- Full version of the NIST Library for Mass Spectrometry (NIST 17), which contains all available libraries, namely the EI Libraries (mainlib and replib), The MS/MS Library, and the GC Methods/Retention Time Database. Optional macros are available for seamless integration of the NIST Library with Agilent ChemStation and MassHunter.
- Upgrade version of the NIST Library for Mass Spectrometry (NIST 17), which is the full version available at a significantly reduced price to anyone who provides evidence of prior ownership of NBS 98, NIST 02, NIST 05, NIST 08, NIST 11 or NIST 14. As in the case of the full license, optional macros arhttp://mass-spec-software.com/product-category/nist-gc-methodsretention-index-database/e available for seamless integration of the NIST Library with Agilent ChemStation and MassHunter.
- NIST GC Methods/Retention Index Database is available separately, with expanded constraints to help narrow retention time search. With the results from the NIST Mass Spectral Library and the Retention Index Database, you can identify and confirm compound identity in one step.
- NIST MS/MS Library, available separately, is comprised of two databases. One has spectra for compounds over a wide range of collision energies, ranging from slight to complete dissociation of the precursor ion. The other has spectra of commercial peptides. Recently the NIST MS/MS library has been added to Thermo’s data system software for all tandem mass spectrometers.
SAVE MONEY WITH A NIST 17 MASS SPECTRAL LIBRARY UPGRADE
NIST 17 upgrades are complete databases, and are available to anyone who has prior ownership of NBS 98, NIST 02, NIST 05, NIST 08, NIST 11 or NIST 14.
Before we deliver your software, via FTP, DVD, CD’s, or Flash drive, we will ask for a screen capture to verify ownership. An easy way is to open MS Search, Click Help, go to About NIST, and do CTL Print screen. An example may be found at http://nistmassspeclibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NIST-Proof-of-prior-ownership.png
Mass Spectral Interpretation Courses Available
Get the Most Out of Your NIST Mass Spectral Library
Have you wondered whether you are getting the best results
from your NIST searches? Are there other ways to confirm the identity of your
unknown compound? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to read a spectrum? What is
this hybrid search, anyway?
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