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Mass Spectral Library of Drugs, Poisons, Pesticides, Pollutants, and Their Metabolites

5th Edition Print and CD-Rom CollectionDownload Brochure

Hans H. Maurer, Karl Pfleger, Armin A. Weber

The world’s most comprehensive reference for clinical and forensic toxicologists has once more been extensively updated. The new edition sees the addition of 1,780 data sets, bringing the total to 10,430 spectra of potentially harmful substances, including 7,800 from metabolites. This reference is made of up of an electronic database accompanied by two hardbound volumes.


The Printed Volumes:

ISBN: 978-3-527-34287-7

Hans H. Maurer, Karl Pfleger, and Armin A. Weber
These two updated volumes contain a comprehensive listing of full reference Mass Spectral and GC Data Pollutants and Their Metabolites of Drugs, Poisons, Pesticides,
Volume 1: Methods, Tables, Spectra (m/z 30 - 299) 
Mass spectra in order of molecular mass with the structural formula, exact mass, Methods, Fifth, Revised and Enlarged Editionables, Spectra (m/z 30 − 299) GC retention times and other experimental data that are relevant to the analytical toxicologist. To aid in compound identification, all substances are classified according to their toxicological categories.

Volume 2: Spectra (m/z 300 and higher)

In addition, volume 1 contains an overview on experimental methods, plus a compound index by name.

The Database:

CD-ROM:  Mass spectral library in multiple native manufacturer formats 

ISBN: 978-3-527-33951-8

The 5th edition version contains almost 10,430 data sets, among which 2,000 data sets have been revised or added. Over 7,800 data sets are from metabolites.
Available Database Formats: ACD/Labs MS Manager Agilent Chemstation; Agilent MassHunter; NIST MSSEARCH 2.2; Perkin Elmer Turbomass;  Shimadzu GCMS Solutions; Thermo Xcalibur; Waters Masslynx

Author Biographies:

Hans H. Maurer   is full professor and head of the department of Experimental & Clinical Toxicology at the Saarland University in Homburg (Saar), Germany. His main two areas of research are analytical toxicology (GC-MS, LC-(HR)MS) and toxicokinetics of xenobiotics. He has published over 260 original papers and 30 invited reviews. He is editorial board member of over ten journals in his field. He received several scientific awards, including the Young Investigator Award of the Homburg Medical Faculty in 1983, the Irving Sunshine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Toxicology of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) in Vancouver 1997, the Alan Curry Lifetime Achievement Award of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) for Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Toxicology in Melbourne 2003, and a honorary doctorate (Doctor honoris causa) of the University of Ghent in 2007. He was President of IATDMCT (2007-2009) and is executive board member of TIAFT (since 2005) and treasurer of GTFCh (since 1987).

In the late 1970s, he developed as PhD student of Prof. Karl Pfleger novel analysis procedures for identification and quantification of drugs, poisons and their metabolites in body samples. They introduced the mass spectrometry as gold standard into clinical and forensic toxicology. In 1985, they published the first edition of their unique handbook of GC and MS data together with their coworker  Armin A. Weber , who was and is responsible for all technical and software developments, including the mass spectral data base that was initially developed from the printed collection. He is coauthor of several papers of his group and also of the Maurer/Wissenbach/Weber LC-MSn Library of drugs, poisons, and their metabolites as well as of the corresponding new Maurer/Meyer/Helfer/Weber LC-high resolution-MS/MS library.

Karl Pfleger   was the predecessor of Hans H. Maurer from 1967 until 1992. Under his far-seeing guidance, this mass spectral collection was initiated in the early 1980s. In 1987, Karl Pfleger received the Jean-Servais Stas Medal of the Gesellschaft für Toxikologische und Forensische Chemie (GTFCh) in Mosbach for his outstanding achievements in mass spectrometry in clinical toxicology. Unfortunately, in 2013, Karl Pfleger passed away. Therefore, Hans H. Maurer and Armin A. Weber dedicated this new edition to their former mentor.