25 No. 2
Revision of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (The
valuable collection of definitions draws upon the recommendations
already published in Pure and Applied Chemistry, the
IUPAC "Color Books," the nomenclature and terminology documents
issued by IUPAC commissions, and, to a small extent, ISO and
other sources. The first edition, published in 1987, was the
brainchild of Victor Gold, and the second edition, compiled
by Alan McNaught and Andrew Wilkinson, published in 1997,
mostly contained definitions issued up to the end of 1995.
The first and second editions were published in hard-back
form and the second edition became available on the Web, and
that is now considered to be the best form of publication.
has now been given for a further revision of the text to bring
it right up to date on the Web. The Task Group Chairman is
Prof. Aubrey Jenkins, who has assembled a group of associates
representing the entire spectrum of IUPAC interests. All the
relevant material that has been recommended since the publication
of the second edition will be scrutinized and considered for
inclusion. Once this task has been completed, it should be
a simple matter to add new terms continually to the collection
year by year, month by month, or even week by week.
more information, contact the Task Group Chairman Aubrey D.
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