I  U  P  A  C






News & Notices

Organizations & People

Standing Committees

Divisions

Projects

Reports

Publications

Symposia

AMP

Links of Interest

Search the Site

Home Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provisional Recommendations

Inorganic Chemistry Division
Commission on Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry

The Naming of New Elements

A procedure is proposed to name new elements. After the discovery of a new element is established by a joint IUPAC-IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) Working Group, the discoverers are invited to propose a name and a symbol to the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division. Elements can be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property, or a scientist. After examination and acceptance by the Inorganic Chemistry Division, the proposal follows the accepted IUPAC procedure for recommendations, and is then submitted to the Council of IUPAC for approval.

>> See approved recommendations

> Download full text of the Provisional Recommendations (pdf file: koppenol_prs.pdf - 133KB; online 28 August 2001)

Comments by 31 March 2002
To Prof. Dr. W. H. Koppenol
Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Hönggerberg
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel.: +41-1-632-2875
Fax: +41-1-632-1090
E-mail: [email protected]

 


Page last modified 11 November 2006.
Copyright ©1997-2006 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact, the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact Web Help.