Work Item
ASTM WK72630

New Guide for The Development of Electron Ionization-Mass Spectral Libraries for the Analysis of Seized Drugs

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.


This guide describes minimum criteria for the development of electron ionization-:mass spectral libraries.:


Rationale:The OSAC Subcommittee for Seized Drugs has developed a standard for the development of electron ionization-mass spectral libraries. There is currently no standardized guidance available to address building such specialized spectral collections or to address the variability of quality spectra produced even when nominal instrumental conditions are the same. This guide will assist forensic practitioners build more reliable specialized libraries for the analysis of seized drugs, to include criteria addressing the quality and source of the starting reference material, data collection protocol, mass spectral quality assessment and verification, and documentation procedures. This is the first time this standard has been balloted at the subcommittee level.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-15-2020

Technical Contact: Agnes Winokur

Item: 006

Ballot: E30.01 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.01 (20-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 021

Ballot: E30.01 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 008

Ballot: E30 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: E30.01 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution