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ACRONYMS USED IN THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY

Please follow the alphabetical links below to each acronym on file.

 

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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 of
R.D. BROWN* (Australia, Chairman); J.E. BOGGS (USA; R. Hilderbrandt (USA); K. LIM (Australia); I.M. MILLS (UK); E. NIKITIN (Russia); M.H. PALMER (UK).

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SYNOPSIS

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 requested.

INTRODUCTION

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 references.

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.

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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:
rdbrown@vaxc.cc.monash.edu.au
another alternative is fax at: +61 3 9905 4597



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