ACRONYMS USED IN
Please follow the alphabetical
links below to each acronym on file.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY DIVISION
WORKING PARTY ON THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol.68, No.2,
pp. 387-456, 1996
Prepared for publication by the Working Party consisting
R.D. BROWN* (Australia, Chairman); J.E. BOGGS (USA; R. Hilderbrandt
(USA); K. LIM (Australia); I.M. MILLS (UK); E. NIKITIN (Russia); M.H.
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An alphabetic list of acronyms used in
theoretical chemistry is presented. Some explanatory references
have been added to make acronyms better understandable but still more
are needed. Critical comments, additional references, etc. are
The IUPAC Working Party on Theoretical
Chemistry was persuaded, by discussion with colleagues that the compilation
of a list of acronyms used in theoretical chemistry would be a useful
contribution by the provision of a substantial list by Chemical Abstract
Service (see footnote below). The working party is particularly
grateful to CAS for this generous help.
It soon became apparnet that many of the
acronyms needed more than mere spellin out to make them understandable
and so we have added explanatory references to many of them. At
present only about 20% of the acronyms are accompanied by explanatory
references but we judge that there is the need for many more to be added.
However this is a major task and no one person is able to provide anything
like all the references required. We are therefore seeking the
help of colleagues to provide additioinal references. One of our
purposes in publishing the list at present is to stimulate interest,
critical comments and , especially suggestions for further explanatory
Please note that we prefer explanatory
references rather than the historical first reference to the use of
the acronym, although sometimes the first reference is also adequately
explanatory. However, we have often preferred reference to a
suitable monograph or review article. We bear in mind that graduate
students and workers from distant fields of science who are trying to
become familiar with the theoretical literature will be among the users
of our list and will appreciate explanations in many instances.
Chemical Abstracts Service has supplied
acronyms in the area of theoretical chemistry in support of this publication;
this contribution was obtained through the work of indexing primary
literatuure, and Chemical Abstracts Service makes no representations
as to its accuracy or completeness.
The focal point to which
to send comments and suggestions is the coordinator of the project:
RONALD D. BROWN
Chemistry Department, Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168, Australia
Responses by e-mail would be particularly appreciated, the number being:
another alternative is fax at: +61 3 9905 4597
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