by N.G. Connelly,
T. Damhus, R.M. Hartshorn and A.T. Hutton
The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005 [ISBN 0 85404 438 8]
The Rules of Inorganic Nomenclature (the 'Red Book'), first published
in 1958 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC),
was most recently updated as Nomenclature of Inorganic
Chemistry 1990. This new edition of the 'Red Book' clarifies and
updates recommendations concerning the names and formulae of inorganic
compounds and reflects major recent developments in inorganic chemistry.
Moreover, it presents recommendations fully consistent with the principles
of the nomenclature of organic chemistry. In order to choose the most
appropriate of the various nomenclature systems described, a flowchart
is provided to guide the reader to a section or chapter where rules
can be found for a particular type of compound or species. Copious examples
are supplemented by an extensive subject index.
Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry: IUPAC Recommendations 2005 is
the definitive guide for scientists working in academia or industry,
for scientific publishers of books, journals and databases, and for
organisations requiring internationally approved nomenclature in a legal
or regulatory environment.
The present book supersedes not only Red Book
I but also, where appropriate, Nomenclature
of Inorganic Chemistry II, IUPAC Recommendations 2000 (Red Book II).
General aims, functions and methods of chemical nomenclature; Grammar;
Elements; Formulae; Compositional nomenclature, and overview of names
of ions and radicals; Parent hydride names and substitutive nomenclature;
Additive nomenclature; Inorganic acids and derivatives; Coordination
compounds; Organometallic compounds; Solids; Tables; Subject Index
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