METLIN MS2 molecular standards database: a broad chemical and biological resource

  title={METLIN MS2 molecular standards database: a broad chemical and biological resource},
  author={Jingchuan Xue and Carlos Guijas and H. Paul Benton and Benedikt Warth and Gary Siuzdak},
  journal={Nature Methods},
  pages={1 - 2}
To the Editor — Tandem mass spectrometry (MS2) data provide high-confidence molecular identification of known molecules and preliminary characterization of novel, unknown molecules (unknowns). However, for databases to be an effective resource, broad chemical space coverage is necessary. Consequently, we have created METLIN ( a highly annotated and structurally diverse database of over 850,000 molecular standards. METLIN’s tandem mass spectral library numerically… 

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