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Analytical Chemistry Division (V)


Number: 2006-022-1-500

Title: Spectrochemical Analysis - Conversion of Orange Book Chapter 10 to Glossary Format

Task Group
David S. Moore

Members: Guenter Gauglitz, Walter Lund, Gunnar Nordin, and Bernhard Schrader

Chapter 10 of the Orange Book* is a narrative style compilation of many Spectrochemical Analysis Committee terminology documents, all also written in narrative style. These definitions need to be converted to glossary style. Many terms in Chapter 10 are also included in the Gold Book and in Chapter 11 of the Orange Book in glossary format. These terms need to be rectified with the narrative style usage in Chapter 10 to achieve a complete glossary format spectrochemical analysis terminology appropriate for XML conversion.

* <www.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium/>

There is an extensive list of spectrochemical analysis terms in the latest print version and the present on-line version of the Orange Book (IUPAC Compendium of Analytical Terminology). Most of these terms are contained in Chapter 10, which is in narrative format for historical reasons. The early Commission V.4 (Spectrochemical Analysis) documents adopted narrative style rather than glossary format to enable simultaneous definitions and usages to be achieved. Chapter 11 contains a number of the same terms, but in glossary format. The Gold Book also contains a number of the same terms, in glossary format.

The goal of this project is to rectify the definitions of terms presented in both OB chapters 10 and 11, as well as those already in the Gold Book, and convert terms unique to OB chapter 10 from narrative to glossary format.

New terminology entries is not a goal of this project. Updated definitions of terms already included will be considered.


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