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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.
> Download full text of the Provisional
Recommendations (pdf file: koppenol_prs.pdf - 133KB; online 28 August
Comments by 31 March 2002
To Prof. Dr. W. H. Koppenol
Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
E-mail: [email protected]
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