A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds

Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry
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Hardcover 2013 ion
AuthorInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Publication date
1979 (1st ion)
Media typePrint
Pages1612 pages

Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, commonly referred to by chemists as the Blue Book, is a collection of recommendations on organic chemical nomenclature published at irregular intervals by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). A full ion was published in 1979,[1] an abridged and updated version of which was published in 1993 as A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds.[2] Both of these are now out-of-print in their paper versions, but are available free of charge in electronic versions. After the release of a draft version for public comment in 2004[3] and the publication of several revised sections in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, a fully revised version was published in print in 2013.[4]

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  1. ^ Rigaudy, J.; Klesney, S. P., eds. (1979). Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. IUPAC/Pergamon Press. ISBN 0-08022-3699.
  2. ^ Panico R, Powell WH, Richer JC, eds. (1993). A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds. IUPAC/Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-03488-2.
  3. ^ Preferred names in the nomenclature of organic compounds, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, archived from the original on 2009-12-19, retrieved 2009-11-22.
  4. ^ IUPAC Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (2013). Favre, Henri A.; Powell, Warren H. (eds.). Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry: IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013. IUPACRSC. ISBN 978-0-85404-182-4.

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