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Pure Appl. Chem. Vol.
74, No. 5, pp. 787-791 (2002)
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Vol. 74, Issue 5
COMMISSION ON NOMENCLATURE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Naming of new elements (IUPAC Recommendations 2002)
W. H. Koppenol
Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Eidgenössische
Technische Hochschule, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Abstract: A procedure is proposed to name new elements. After
the discovery of a new element is established by a joint IUPACIUPAP
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 and is then
submitted to the IUPAC Council for approval.
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