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:"A hyphen is used when highlighting a particular component or feature of an instrument or technique. Thus, MALDI-TOFMS, ESI-MS/MS. When 2 or more different analytical techniques are coupled in tandem, this is represented by a solidus placed between the abbreviations for the techniques. Thus we write Py/GC/EI-MS, CZE/TOFMS."
 
:"A hyphen is used when highlighting a particular component or feature of an instrument or technique. Thus, MALDI-TOFMS, ESI-MS/MS. When 2 or more different analytical techniques are coupled in tandem, this is represented by a solidus placed between the abbreviations for the techniques. Thus we write Py/GC/EI-MS, CZE/TOFMS."
  
Thus a hyphen is used to highlight an instrument component and a slash (also called a solidus, virgule, diagonal, stroke, or separatrix) is used to denote combined techniques. [[Mass_Spec_Desk_Reference|Sparkman]] suggests that, for example, GC/MS be used to describe the technique of gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection and GC-MS to indicate the instrument. Thus one uses a GC-MS to obtain a GC/MS.  
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Thus a hyphen is used to highlight an instrument component and a slash (also called a solidus, virgule, diagonal, stroke, or separatrix) is used to denote combined techniques. [[Mass Spec Desk Reference|Sparkman]] suggests that, for example, GC/MS be used to describe the technique of gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection and GC-MS to indicate the instrument. Thus one uses a GC-MS to obtain a GC/MS.  
  
 
The revised IUPAC Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry document must contain a general recommendation on when to use punctuation, when to use a hyphen and when to use a slash when describing combined techniques.  
 
The revised IUPAC Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry document must contain a general recommendation on when to use punctuation, when to use a hyphen and when to use a slash when describing combined techniques.  
  
  
== Related Topics ==
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== See also ==
  
 
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== External Links ==
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== External links ==
  
[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/constructitle.html#FIVEEXAM National Library of MedicineGuidelines]
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* [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/constructitle.html#FIVEEXAM National Library of MedicineGuidelines]
 
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* [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/4849/ForAuthors.html RCM Author Instructions]
[http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/4849/ForAuthors.html RCM Author Instructions]
 
  
 
:A single analytical technique, or a type of instrument, is abbreviated without hyphens. Thus, TOFMS, FTICRMS.  
 
:A single analytical technique, or a type of instrument, is abbreviated without hyphens. Thus, TOFMS, FTICRMS.  
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