Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs 2024

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GC-MS Database Developed to Help Combat the Global Opioid Health Epidemic

Designer drugs are constantly evolving, and in order to keep up, you need access to the most recent spectral data.

Updated annually, Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs remains the most comprehensive MS collection of designer drugs, pharmaceuticals, chemical warfare agents, and related substances. That's why forensic, clinical, and toxicological laboratories throughout the globe rely on this comprehensive high-quality spectral database to identify illicit substances fast.

This mass spectral library includes 35,094 mass spectra of 26,712 unique chemical compounds with detailed information and chemical structures for each entry. It includes data from both legal and underground literature, providing the most comprehensive picture of these compounds. Data are carefully compiled in cooperation with the Regional Departments of Criminal Investigation and other partners worldwide. As far as possible, spectra were verified by standard mass spectra libraries and checked by mass spectral interpretations.

Comprehensive Compound Coverage.

Trusted Data from a Trusted Source.

Supports Multiple MS Instruments & Vendor Formats.

Comprehensive Compound Coverage.


Increase the speed and likelihood of identification with expanded coverage.

Trusted Data from a Trusted Source.


Wiley ensures spectral data collections are of the highest quality for results you can rely on.

Supports Multiple MS Instruments & Vendor Formats.


Wiley works closely with instrument manufacturers to ensure seamless integration with existing workflows.

What's New in the 2024 Release?

The 2024 release features the addition of over 850 new mass spectra and over 500 new, unique compounds in classification groups such as fentanyls, various opioids, synthetic cannabinoids, and many more. Updated annually, this release covers designer drugs and related substances up to December 31, 2023.


This mass spectral library is a critical and essential resource for analytical chemists in forensic, clinical, and toxicological laboratories who support law enforcement authorities with their services. It’s used in both local and federal crime labs, medical examiner’s offices, border control, and just about anywhere forensic analysis takes place.

Library Specifications

  • Mass Spectra: 35,094
  • Chemical Structures: 35,094
  • Unique Compounds: 26,712
  • Measured Kovats Indices: 22,057
  • Average Quality Index/Spectrum (QI): 965
  • Opiates: 371
  • Fentanyles/Fentalogues: 3,180
  • Cannabinoids: 1,997

See more in “Compound Coverage”

Compound Coverage

This database is the most comprehensive of its kind and includes pharmaceutical and street drugs covering classes such as designer drugs, fentalogues, designer drug precursors, fentanyl, opioid, cathinone analog, cannabimimetic, hallucinogens, narcotic analgesics, herbicides, antidepressants, tranquilizers, insecticides, hypnotics, antihistaminic, chemotherapeutic, cannabis ingredient derivative, stimulant, sedative,  vasodilator, and many, many more. It is considered a critical forensic and toxicology mass spectrometry library. 


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9783527353903Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs 2024USB
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978EALDB04331Designer Drugs GC-MS Library (Annual Subscription)KnowItAll subscription
978EALDB04324Designer Drugs GC-MS Library (Annual Subscription Renewal)KnowItAll subscription