Steroids are of considerable therapeutic importance and play a substantial role in endocrinology, a medicine branch dealing with disorder of the endocrine system, an integrated system of small organs that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as hormones.
On the other hand, steroids are increasingly being abused for performance enhancement by professional athletes, olympians and even amateurs.
The identification of small amounts of steroids in bodily fluids is an analytical challenge. GC/MS is one of the key analytical techniques applied in these areas. For the fast and reliable identification of steroids, mass spectral reference data is essential.
This collection is an invaluable resource for doping control, endocrinology, and clinical toxicology and has been expanded in collaboration with the Institute of Biochemistry and German Sport University Cologne, and now contains 4,182 mass spectra and chemical structures of androgens and estrogens, as well as their trimethylsilyl-, O-methoxyoxime-, and acetal derivatives and beta-2-agonists. Most spectra have been obtained on the same mass spectrometer under identical conditions. The data records include chemical name, chemical structure, molecular formula, and synonyms.
Average number of peaks: 145
Available Database Formats:
- Agilent ChemStation
- Finnigan GCQ, SSQ, TSQ, ICIS, ITS40, Magnum, INCOS
- NIST MS Search
- PerkinElmer Turbomass
- Shimadzu QP-5000
- Thermo Galactic SpectralID and Xcalibur
- Varian Saturn
- VG Labbase, Masslab
- Waters Masslynx