Nomenclature and Terminology (including IUPAC color books)

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  • The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology is the definitive guide to chemical terminology; it now contains more than 7000 entries, is easy to browse, search, and navigate.
  • This book provides a readable compilation of widely used terms and symbols from many sources together with brief understandable definitions. Full text pdf with with bookmark by chapters and sections is available.
  • HTML reproduction of the IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry has been prepared by Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc and is searchable on the ACD website.
  • A second edition of the IUPAC Compendium of Macromolecular Nomenclature is currently in preparation; see draft content. The existing Compendium (1991) consists of an introduction to macromolecular nomenclature and nine chapters corresponding to the then valid IUPAC recommendations.
  • The Web edition of the IUPAC Compendium on Analytical Terminology provides ease of access to the extensive information contained in its recommendations.
  • The Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents (1992) presents IUPAC-IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Joint Commissions' recommendations; it includes sections on amino acids, peptides and proteins, enzymes, nucleotides, nucleic acids and protein synthesis, carbohydrates, lipids, etc.
  • The 'Red Book' clarifies and continues to update recommendations concerning the names and formulae of inorganic compounds and reflects major recent developments in inorganic chemistry.