Ready Reference to Perform SIM for Specific Drugs
by Nicole Boyert, 2010 Summer Intern at Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, Cleveland, OH and Senior at Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH.
For those times when you are sitting in front of your GC/MS and looking for a specific drug using Selective Ion Monitoring, I have created what I hope is a helpful aide. This is a drug reference spreadsheet. It contains information for 309 different drugs, and includes the drug name, chemical formula, molecular weight, mass fragments, and the drug structure. It is designed to be used at GC/MS work stations, as an alternative to having to use a book of mass spectra. I suggest copying it to the Desktop for ready access. With this spread sheet, you have all of your information in one spot, and it can be kept on hand at the computer that is used with the mass spectrometer. You no longer have to consult your MS library or the PMW volumes.
Links of interest:
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board(ASCLD/LAB)
Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO)
National Forensic Science Technology Center(NFSTC)
National Center for Forensic Science (NCFS)
Society of Forensic Toxicologists Inc. (SOFT)
The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME