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uncertain Joint Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physical data - working group on Data eXchange

Abbreviation: JCAMP-DX

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JCAMP-DX is used for exchanging moderate numbers of spectra. JCAMP-DX was one of the earliest specifications providing a standard file format for data exchange in mass spectrometry. It was initially developed for infrared spectrometry and related chemical and physical information between spectrometer data systems of different manufacture. It was also used later for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. JCAMP-DX is an ASCII based format and includes standards for file compression. All data are stored as labeled fields of variable length using printable ASCII characters. JCAMP-DX was found impractical for today's large MS data sets, but it is still used for exchanging moderate numbers of spectra. IUPAC is currently in charge of its maintenance and the latest protocol is from 2005.


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How to cite this record JCAMP-DX; Joint Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physical data - working group on Data eXchange; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:28 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2022 8:28 a.m.

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JCAMP-DX: A Standard Form for Exchange of Infrared Spectra in Computer Readable Form

McDonald, Robert S.; Wilks, Paul A.
Applied Spectroscopy 1988

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