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NORMAN Suspect List Exchange


As part of a series of workshops in September 2014, NORMAN members expressed the need to exchange various lists of substances to improve their suspect screening efforts. An initiative of the 2015 Joint Programme of Activities involved establishing this website as a central access point for NORMAN members (and others) to find suspect lists relevant for their environmental monitoring question. All suspect lists currently available are compiled in the table below and are being progressively integrated into the US EPA CompTox Chemistry Dashboard (website, downloads). The “Link to full list” column below contains an excel or comma-separated file (csv) with all available information, e.g. as provided as supporting information for the publication, while the third column provides a list of the structures as InChIKeys only, which allows suspect searching using MetFrag or other workflows. The fourth column contains references for the data: please cite these references if you use the respective datasets. 

Coordination: Emma Schymanski, Eawag; Curation/RTI/toxicity: Reza Aalizadeh & Nikos Thomaidis, Uni. Athens; CompTox: Antony Williams, US EPA; Webmaster: Natalia Glowacka, Environmental Institute; IT: Lubos Cirka, Environmental Institute; Contributors: see below.

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Interactive merged list of all suspect substances (update in progress)

Name and Description Link to full list Link to InChIKey list References
Merged NORMAN Suspect List “SusDat” NORMAN_SusDat_MergedSuspects24052017.xlsx NORMAN_SusDat_MSready_InChIKeys.txt This is the merged list of all suspect lists containing structures. See here for an interactive version. Compiled by Reza Aalizadeh, University of Athens, now including RTI and toxicity values.
NORMAN Compounds in MassBank  MassBankEU_Compounds_11042017.csv MassBankEU_Compounds_InChIKeys_11042017.txt
Stravs et al. 2012.
DOI: 10.1002/jms.3131
HSWT/LfU STOFF-IDENT database of water-relevant substances STOFF-IDENT_content_ed_17052016.xlsx
STOFF-IDENT_28102016_InChIKeys.txt The database enables the search for exact masses from target or unknown lists and the automatic use of a Retention Time Index. See: -  free access after registration
NORMAN Collaborative Trial Targets and Suspects Targ_Sus_NT-wID_LC_final_31102016.xlsx
Schymanski et al. 2015.
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8681-7
Uni. Jaume I Bade_etal_544Compounds_wInChIs_31102016.xlsx
Bade_etal_2015_544Compounds_InChIKeys.txt Bade et al 2015, Sci. Tot. Environ. 538: 934-941. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.078 
KWR Suspect List NormanTargetSuspects_template-KWR.xlsx
NormanTargetSuspects-KWR_InChIKeys.txt Sjerps et al. 2016 Water Research 93: 254-264. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.02.034
Antibiotic List (ITN MSCA ANSWER) Antibiotics_ITN_MSCA_ANSWER_160616.csv Antibiotic_ITN_MSCA_ANSWER_InChIKeys_160616.txt A list of antibiotics compiled by Nikiforos Alygizakis (EI/Uni Athens).
Eawag Surfactant Suspect List (formulas only) Surfactant_Suspects_Schymanski_etal_2014.xlsx
  Schymanski et al. 2014.
DOI: 10.1021/es4044374
Uni. Athens Surfactant and Suspect List  GagoFerrero_etal_2015_SuspectsNontargets.xlsx
UniAthens_SuspectAndSurfactants_InChIKeys.txt Gago-Ferreroet al. 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03454
PFAS Suspect List (fluorinated substances) PFAS csv database 11.26.15.csv (MassHunter format)
PFAS excel database 11.26.15.xlsx (contains several sheets)
PFAS_database_26112015_InChiKeys.txt Kindly supplied by Xenia Trier, David Lunderberg and colleagues.
Reference information contained in files
Pharmaceutical List with Consumption Data SwissPharma_TableS2.csv SwissPharma_TableS2_InChIKeys.txt Singer et al. 2016.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03332
Swiss Insecticides, Fungicides and TPs SwissPesticides_TableS1.csv SwissPesticides_TableS1_InChIKeys.txt Moschet et al. 2013.
DOI: 10.1021/ac4021598
NormaNEWS for retrospective screening of new emerging contaminants NormaNEWS_V4_26042017.csv NormaNEWS_V4_InChIKeys.txt NormaNEWS list provided by Nikiforos Alygizakis, Saer Samanipour and Kevin Thomas
Combined Inventory of Ingredients Employed in Cosmetic Products (2000) and Revised Inventory (2006) Merged_CosmeticProducts_04052017.csv Merged_CosmeticProducts_04052017_InChIKeys.txt The scientific committee on cosmetic products and non-food products Intended for consumers - SCCNFP/0389/00 Final and Commission Decision 2006/257/EC amending the Decision 96/335/EC. Provided by Peter von der Ohe, UBA, curated by Reza Aalizadeh, University of Athens
PFAS Highly fluorinated substances list: KEMI PFAS_Market_KemI_EPA_1Feb2017.xlsx Curation in progress: coming soon Appendix 2 from Swedish Chemicals Agency KEMI Report 7/15. Provided by Stellan Fischer, KEMI
NORMAN Priority List 2015 NORMAN_PriorityList_2016.csv
Further curation in progress…
NORMAN_PriorityList_2016_InChIKeys.txt Priority substances from NORMAN WG-1 (Prioritisation), provided by Valeria Dulio
French Monitoring List French_List_08052017.csv 
Further curation in progress…
FrenchList_UniqueInChIKeys_08052017.txt  Provided by Valeria Dulio, curated by Reza Aalizadeh, University of Athens
KEMI Market List KEMI_MarketList_12052017_MSready.xlsx KEMI_MarketList_12052017_MSready_InChIKeys.txt Provided by Stellan Fischer, KEMI including Hazard and Exposure scores, documented here. Curated by Reza Aalizadeh, University of Athens. 
TSCA Surfactants Coming soon…   Provided by Lee Ferguson, sourced from James Little


Programs to interconvert chemical identifiers:

  1. Open Babel currently supports several chemical formats to interconvert e.g. SMILES, InChI and InChIKey, with both command line-batch mode and graphical user interface.
  2. The Chemical Identifier Resolver at is an alternative for quick individual entry-based conversions from one chemical format to another, or for web services.
  3. ChemAxon molconvert at is another command line alternative to interconvert chemical identifiers.