Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Pure and Applied Chemistry

The Scientific Journal of IUPAC

Ed. by Burrows, Hugh / Stohner, Jürgen

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 5.294

CiteScore 2017: 3.42

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.212
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.546

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 85, Issue 7


Definitions of terms relating to mass spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013)

Kermit K. Murray
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Robert K. Boyd
  • Corresponding author
  • Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Marcos N. Eberlin / G. John Langley
  • Corresponding author
  • Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Liang Li
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Yasuhide Naito
  • Corresponding author
  • Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2013-06-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06

This document contains recommendations for terminology in mass spectrometry. Development of standard terms dates back to 1974 when the IUPAC Commission on Analytical Nomenclature issued recommendations on mass spectrometry terms and definitions. In 1978, the IUPAC Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy updated and extended the recommendations and made further recommendations regarding symbols, acronyms, and abbreviations. The IUPAC Physical Chemistry Division Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy’s Subcommittee on Mass Spectroscopy revised the recommended terms in 1991 and appended terms relating to vacuum technology. Some additional terms related to tandem mass spectrometry were added in 1993 and accelerator mass spectrometry in 1994. Owing to the rapid expansion of the field in the intervening years, particularly in mass spectrometry of biomolecules, a further revision of the recommendations has become necessary. This document contains a comprehensive revision of mass spectrometry terminology that represents the current consensus of the mass spectrometry community.

Keywords: definitions; glossary; IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Division; mass spectrometry; terms

Project Year: 2003, Project Code: 2003-056-2-500


About the article

Published Online: 2013-06-06

Published in Print: 2013-06-06

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 85, Issue 7, Pages 1515–1609, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Export Citation

© 2013 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Matthias Schild, Alexander Gundlach-Graham, Ashok Menon, Jovan Jevtic, Velibor Pikelja, Martin Tanner, Bodo Hattendorf, and Detlef Günther
Analytical Chemistry, 2018
Christian D. Kelstrup, Konstantin Aizikov, Tanveer S. Batth, Arne Kreutzman, Dmitry Grinfeld, Oliver Lange, Daniel Mourad, Alexander A. Makarov, and Jesper V. Olsen
Journal of Proteome Research, 2018
Markus M. Rinschen, Kavee Limbutara, Mark A. Knepper, D. Michael Payne, and Trairak Pisitkun
Physiological Reviews, 2018, Volume 98, Number 4, Page 2571
Juhee Park, Dong-Ho Kim, Ji-Young Moon, Jin-Ah An, Young-Woo Kim, Soo-Hyun Chung, and Chan Lee
Toxins, 2018, Volume 10, Number 8, Page 319
Thais O. Alves, Carolina T.S. D’Almeida, Verônica C.M. Victorio, Gustavo H.M.F. Souza, L.C. Cameron, and Mariana S.L. Ferreira
Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2018
Sirinun Pisamai, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Narumon Phaonakrop, Janthima Jaresitthikunchai, Gunnaporn Suriyaphol, and Richard L. Eckert
PLOS ONE, 2018, Volume 13, Number 7, Page e0200619
J. B. Gilman, B. M. Lerner, W. C. Kuster, P. D. Goldan, C. Warneke, P. R. Veres, J. M. Roberts, J. A. de Gouw, I. R. Burling, and R. J. Yokelson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2015, Volume 15, Number 24, Page 13915
N. M. Elzahar, N. Magdy, Amira M. El-Kosasy, and Michael G. Bartlett
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2018
Sara Gutiérrez Sama, Mathilde Farenc, Caroline Barrère-Mangote, Ryszard Lobinski, Carlos Afonso, Brice Bouyssière, and Pierre Giusti
Energy & Fuels, 2018
Tim U. H. Baumeister, Nico Ueberschaar, Wolfgang Schmidt-Heck, J. Frieder Mohr, Michael Deicke, Thomas Wichard, Reinhard Guthke, and Georg Pohnert
Metabolomics, 2018, Volume 14, Number 4
Haidi Yin, Mingrui An, Pui-kin So, Melody Yee-Man Wong, David M. Lubman, and Zhongping Yao
Ken-ichi Yoshino
Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2018, Volume 66, Number 1, Page 43
Eduardo M. Schmidt, Marcos A. Pudenzi, Jandyson M. Santos, Celio F. F. Angolini, Rosana C. L. Pereira, Ygor S. Rocha, Eduard Denisov, Eugen Damoc, Alexander Makarov, and Marcos N. Eberlin
RSC Advances, 2018, Volume 8, Number 11, Page 6183
Timothy P. Cleland and Elena R. Schroeter
Journal of Proteome Research, 2018
Aleksey Filimonov, Arthur Kopylov, Andrey Lisitsa, and Alexander Archakov
Journal of Chromatography B, 2018
Danny M.T. Nguyen, John P. Bartley, Lalehvash Moghaddam, and William O.S. Doherty
International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 2017
Alexandra Malachová, Milena Stránská, Marta Václavíková, Christopher T. Elliott, Connor Black, Julie Meneely, Jana Hajšlová, Chibundu N. Ezekiel, Rainer Schuhmacher, and Rudolf Krska
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017
Ivan Špánik and Andrea Machyňáková
Journal of Separation Science, 2017
A. S. Borodkov, I. I. Kuz’min, N. B. Polyakov, A. A. Grechnikov, and S. S. Alimpiev
Physics of Wave Phenomena, 2017, Volume 25, Number 4, Page 243
D. A. Razo-Medina, M. Trejo-Durán, and E. Alvarado-Méndez
Journal of Modern Optics, 2017, Page 1
Teresa Pérez-Berezo, Julien Pujo, Patricia Martin, Pauline Le Faouder, Jean-Marie Galano, Alexandre Guy, Claude Knauf, Jean Claude Tabet, Sophie Tronnet, Frederick Barreau, Maud Heuillet, Gilles Dietrich, Justine Bertrand-Michel, Thierry Durand, Eric Oswald, and Nicolas Cenac
Nature Communications, 2017, Volume 8, Number 1
N. M. El Zahar, N. Magdy, A. M. El-Kosasy, and Michael G. Bartlett
Biomedical Chromatography, 2017, Page e4088
Benoit Colsch, François Fenaille, Anna Warnet, Christophe Junot, and Jean-Claude Tabet
European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2017, Page 146906671773166
Eric T. Dziekonski, Joshua T. Johnson, Kenneth W. Lee, and Scott A. McLuckey
Analytical Chemistry, 2017
Marcel Burger, Gunnar Schwarz, Alexander Gundlach-Graham, Debora Käser, Bodo Hattendorf, and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2017
Jiufang Yang, Haichao Wen, Lei Zhang, Xiaoxu Zhang, Zheng Fu, and Jingming Li
Food Research International, 2017
Ying S Ting, Jarrett D Egertson, James G Bollinger, Brian C Searle, Samuel H Payne, William Stafford Noble, and Michael J MacCoss
Nature Methods, 2017, Volume 14, Number 9, Page 903
Soheil Pourshahian
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2017, Volume 28, Number 9, Page 1836
Ruikang Hu, Lifeng Zhang, and Jiangyong Hu
Science of The Total Environment, 2017, Volume 603-604, Page 8
Ya. V. Bychkova, M. Yu. Sinitsyn, D. B. Petrenko, I. Yu. Nikolaeva, I. A. Bugaev, and A. Yu. Bychkov
Moscow University Geology Bulletin, 2017, Volume 72, Number 1, Page 56
Ken-ichi YOSHINO, Yasuhide NAITO, Masayuki KUBOTA, Hideya KAWASAKI, Kenichi IWAMOTO, and Tomoya KINUMI
Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2017, Volume 65, Number 2, Page 76
Athula B. Attygalle and Julius Pavlov
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2017, Volume 28, Number 8, Page 1737
Masayuki Kubota
Japanese Journal of Pesticide Science, 2016, Volume 41, Number 2, Page 236
Guillaume L. Erny, Tanize Acunha, Carolina Simó, Alejandro Cifuentes, and Arminda Alves
Journal of Chromatography A, 2017, Volume 1492, Page 98
Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez, Lieve Balcaen, Martín Resano, and Frank Vanhaecke
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2017, Volume 32, Number 9, Page 1660
A. A. Grechnikov, A. S. Borodkov, A. V. Pento, N. B. Polyakov, and I. I. Kuzmin
Geochemistry International, 2017, Volume 55, Number 1, Page 19
Sandra Martínez-Jarquín and Robert Winkler
TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2017, Volume 89, Page 133
Raymond E. March, Robert A. Stairs, and Naomi L. Stock
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2017, Volume 415, Page 18
Adriana Zerlotti Mercadante, Daniele B. Rodrigues, Fabiane C. Petry, and Lilian Regina Barros Mariutti
Food Research International, 2017, Volume 99, Page 830
Fortunatus Jacob, Tatiana P. Pogrebnaya, and Alexander M. Pogrebnoi
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 2017, Volume 1101, Page 102
Andrzej Polanski, Michal Marczyk, Monika Pietrowska, Piotr Widlak, Joanna Polanska, and Haixu Tang
PLOS ONE, 2015, Volume 10, Number 7, Page e0134256
Elliott Mwando, Amos Massele, Enoch Sepako, and Kwenga Sichilongo
Anal. Methods, 2017, Volume 9, Number 3, Page 450
Dietrich A. Volmer and Caroline S. Stokes
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2016, Volume 30, Number 24, Page 2573
Kermit K. Murray
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2016, Volume 30, Number 24, Page 2671
Jennifer M. Lorenz, Haiping Qi, and Tyler B. Coplen
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 2017, Volume 41, Number 1, Page 63
Pierre Barbier Saint Hilaire, Anna Warnet, Yves Gimbert, Ulli Martin Hohenester, Gianluca Giorgi, Marie-Françoise Olivier, François Fenaille, Benoît Colsch, Christophe Junot, and Jean-Claude Tabet
Journal of Chromatography B, 2017, Volume 1047, Page 64
Yannick Van Wanseele, An De Prins, Dimitri De Bundel, Ilse Smolders, and Ann Van Eeckhaut
Bioanalysis, 2016, Volume 8, Number 18, Page 1965
Ragu Ramanathan and Walter Korfmacher
Bioanalysis, 2016, Volume 8, Number 16, Page 1639
Rebeca Tudela, Albert Ribas-Agustí, Susana Buxaderas, Montserrat Riu-Aumatell, Massimo Castellari, and Elvira López-Tamames
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2016, Volume 64, Number 23, Page 4772
Stefan A. Wudy and Man Ho Choi
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2016, Volume 162, Page 1
Guillaume L. Erny, Tanize Acunha, Carolina Simó, Alejandro Cifuentes, and Arminda Alves
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 2016, Volume 155, Page 138
A A Grechnikov, V B Georgieva, N Donkov, A S Borodkov, A V Pento, Z G Raicheva, and Tc A Yordanov
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2016, Volume 700, Page 012025
Arndt Schimmelmann, Haiping Qi, Tyler B. Coplen, Willi A. Brand, Jon Fong, Wolfram Meier-Augenstein, Helen F. Kemp, Blaza Toman, Annika Ackermann, Sergey Assonov, Anita T. Aerts-Bijma, Ramona Brejcha, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Tamim Darwish, Martin Elsner, Matthias Gehre, Heike Geilmann, Manfred Gröning, Jean-François Hélie, Sara Herrero-Martín, Harro A. J. Meijer, Peter E. Sauer, Alex L. Sessions, and Roland A. Werner
Analytical Chemistry, 2016, Volume 88, Number 8, Page 4294
Daniel P. Demarque, Antonio E. M. Crotti, Ricardo Vessecchi, João L. C. Lopes, and Norberto P. Lopes
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016, Volume 33, Number 3, Page 432
John F Kellie, Jonathan R Kehler, and Matthew E Szapacs
Bioanalysis, 2016, Volume 8, Number 3, Page 169
Longfei Lin, Hongmei Lin, Miao Zhang, Xiaoxv Dong, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, and Jian Ni
RSC Adv., 2015, Volume 5, Number 130, Page 107623
Guillaume L. Erny, Tanize Acunha, Carolina Simó, Alejandro Cifuentes, and Arminda Alves
Journal of Chromatography A, 2016, Volume 1429, Page 134
Shaun G. Ard, Nicholas S. Shuman, Oscar Martinez, Michael T. Brumbach, and Albert A. Viggiano
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015, Volume 143, Number 20, Page 204303
Ana Patrícia Marques, Maria Luisa Serralheiro, António E.N. Ferreira, Ana Ponces Freire, Carlos Cordeiro, and Marta Sousa Silva
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2016, Volume 44, Number 1, Page 38
Nima Abbassi-Ghadi, Emrys A. Jones, Maria Gomez-Romero, Ottmar Golf, Sacheen Kumar, Juzheng Huang, Hiromi Kudo, Rob D. Goldin, George B. Hanna, and Zoltan Takats
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2016, Volume 27, Number 2, Page 255
Kermit K. Murray
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2015, Volume 29, Number 20, Page 1926
Matthew Fox and Ryan B. Ickert
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, Volume 30, Number 10, Page 2208
Silvia Diez Fernández, Jorge Ruiz Encinar, Alfredo Sanz-Medel, Kirsten Isensee, and Heather M. Stoll
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2015, Volume 16, Number 6, Page 2005
Michael Wleklinski, Yafeng Li, Soumabha Bag, Depanjan Sarkar, Rahul Narayanan, T. Pradeep, and R. Graham Cooks
Analytical Chemistry, 2015, Volume 87, Number 13, Page 6786
Romain Trouillard, Marie Hubert-Roux, Vincent Tognetti, Laure Guilhaudis, Carole Plasson, Laurence Menu-Bouaouiche, Laurent Coquet, François Guerineau, Julie Hardouin, Jean-Pierre Ele Ekouna, Pascal Cosette, Patrice Lerouge, Michèle Boitel-Conti, Carlos Afonso, and Isabelle Ségalas-Milazzo
Analytical Chemistry, 2015, Volume 87, Number 12, Page 5938
Chenghan Mei, Bin Li, Qiangfeng Yin, Jing Jin, Ting Xiong, Wenjuan He, Xiujuan Gao, Rong Xu, Piqi Zhou, Heng Zheng, and Hui Chen
Journal of Chromatography B, 2015, Volume 993-994, Page 69
Sean R. Johnson and Bernd Markus Lange
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2015, Volume 3
Anneli Kruve, Riin Rebane, Karin Kipper, Maarja-Liisa Oldekop, Hanno Evard, Koit Herodes, Pekka Ravio, and Ivo Leito
Analytica Chimica Acta, 2015, Volume 870, Page 29
Zachary S. Breitbach, Alain Berthod, Ke Huang, and Daniel W. Armstrong
Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2016, Volume 35, Number 2, Page 201
Barbara Nozière, Markus Kalberer, Magda Claeys, James Allan, Barbara D’Anna, Stefano Decesari, Emanuela Finessi, Marianne Glasius, Irena Grgić, Jacqueline F. Hamilton, Thorsten Hoffmann, Yoshiteru Iinuma, Mohammed Jaoui, Ariane Kahnt, Christopher J. Kampf, Ivan Kourtchev, Willy Maenhaut, Nicholas Marsden, Sanna Saarikoski, Jürgen Schnelle-Kreis, Jason D. Surratt, Sönke Szidat, Rafal Szmigielski, and Armin Wisthaler
Chemical Reviews, 2015, Volume 115, Number 10, Page 3919
Giuliana Bianco, Alessandro Buchicchio, Filomena Lelario, and Tommaso R.I. Cataldi
Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2014, Volume 49, Number 12, Page 1322
Bjorn J. A. Berendsen, Robin S. Wegh, Thijs Meijer, and Michel W. F. Nielen
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2015, Volume 26, Number 2, Page 337
Esmaeil Atashpaz-Gargari, Ulisses M Braga-Neto, and Edward R Dougherty
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 2014, Volume 2014, Number 1
William D. Hoffmann and Glen P. Jackson
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2014, Volume 25, Number 11, Page 1939
Dietrich A. Volmer
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2014, Volume 28, Number 17, Page 1853
Brett Harper, Mahsan Miladi, and Touradj Solouki
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2014, Volume 25, Number 10, Page 1716
Giuseppina Negri and Ricardo Tabach
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 2013, Volume 23, Number 6, Page 851
Ana Martín-Sómer, Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Manuel Yáñez, and Riccardo Spezia
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, Volume 16, Number 28, Page 14813
Philip Lössl, Joost Snijder, and Albert J. R. Heck
Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2014, Volume 25, Number 6, Page 906
Alexander Grechnikov, Sergey Nikiforov, Kerstin Strupat, and Alexander Makarov
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014, Volume 406, Number 13, Page 3019
Francesco Lanucara, Stephen W. Holman, Christopher J. Gray, and Claire E. Eyers
Nature Chemistry, 2014, Volume 6, Number 4, Page 281
Armelle Martelet, Guillaume L’Hostis, Paulo Tavares, Sandrine Brasilès, François Fenaille, Christine Rozand, Alain Theretz, Gaspard Gervasi, Jean-Claude Tabet, Eric Ezan, Christophe Junot, Bruno H. Muller, and François Becher
Journal of Proteome Research, 2014, Volume 13, Number 3, Page 1450
Chih-Yuan Chen, David F. Bocian, and Jonathan S. Lindsey
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, Volume 79, Number 3, Page 1001
Nina Bergman, Denys Shevchenko, and Jonas Bergquist
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014, Volume 406, Number 1, Page 49

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in