Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

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Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry
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Hardcover 2013 edition
Author International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Chemistry
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date
1979 (1st edition)
Media type Print
Pages 1612 pages
ISBN 978-0854041824

Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, commonly referred to by chemists as the Blue Book, is a collection of recommendations on organic chemical nomenclature published at irregular intervals by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). A full edition was published in 1979,[1] an abridged and updated version of which was published in 1993 as A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds.[2] Both of these are now out-of-print in their paper versions, but are available free of charge in electronic versions. After the release of a draft version for public comment in 2004[3] and the publication of several revised sections in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, a fully revised version was published in print in 2013.[4]

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  1. ^ Rigaudy, J.; Klesney, S. P., eds. (1979). Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. IUPAC/Pergamon Press. ISBN 0-08022-3699. 
  2. ^ Panico R, Powell WH, Richer JC, eds. (1993). A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds. IUPAC/Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-03488-2. 
  3. ^ Preferred names in the nomenclature of organic compounds, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, retrieved 2009-11-22 .
  4. ^ IUPAC Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (2013). Favre, Henri A.; Powell, Warren H., eds. Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry: IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013. IUPACRSC. ISBN 978-0-85404-182-4. 

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