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International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Abbreviation IUPAC
Motto Advancing Chemistry Worldwide
Formation 1919
Type standards organization
Headquarters Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland
Region served Worldwide
Official language English
President Kazuyuki Tatsumi
Website www.iupac.org

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), on lowercase letters: iupac, or ) is an international federation of International Council for Science (ICSU).[1] The international headquarters of IUPAC is located in Zürich, Switzerland. The administrative office, known as the "IUPAC Secretariat", is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States. This administrative office is headed by the IUPAC executive director.[2] As of 1 August 2012, the Executive Director is Dr. John D. Petersen.[3]

IUPAC was established in 1919 as the successor of the International Congress of Applied Chemistry for the advancement of

  • Official website
  • Panel on Biochemical Thermodynamics (1994). "Recommendations for nomenclature and tables in biochemical thermodynamics". G. P. Moss,  

External links

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References

See also

  • Project Number 2009-012-2-200:
    • The objectives of this project are (1) to produce guidelines for terminology (glossary of terms) and [57]
    [56]
  • Project Number 2009-032-1-100: Categorizing Halogen Bonding and Other Noncovalent Interactions Involving Halogen Atoms[56]
  • Project Number 2009-048-1-600: Guidance for substance-related environmental monitoring strategies regarding soil and surface water[56]
    • The objective of this project is to identify new pollutants and their hazards and to monitor less investigated pollutants. Also, this project will provide strategies for how pollutants should be monitored. The advantages and disadvantages of each monitoring technique will be discussed.[59]
  • Project Number 2009-034-2-700: Risk Assessment of Effects of Cadmium on Human Health[56]
    • The objective of this project is to identify the risks and effects of exposure of humans to Cadmium, which is classified as a carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Also, the objective includes researching how Cadmium enters into the human body.[60]
  • Project Number 2009-019-2-400: Data Treatment in SEC and Other Techniques of Polymer Characterization. Correction for Band Broadening and Other Sources of Error.[56]
    • The objective of this project is to provide practical alternatives for improving the accuracy of polymer characterization and measurements. This would allow manufacturers of equipment, such as size exclusive chromatography (SEC) and other polymer characterization techniques, to sell a product that is more accurate and precise.[56]

IUPAC current project list

Current projects

IUPAC and International Year of Chemistry, which took place in 2011.[53][54] The International Year of Chemistry was originally proposed by IUPAC at the General Assembly in Turin, Italy.[55] This motion was adopted by UNESCO at a meeting in 2008.[55] The main objectives of the International Year of Chemistry is to increase public appreciation of chemistry and gain more interest in the world of chemistry. This event is also being held to encourage young people to get involved and contribute to chemistry. A further reason for this event being held is to honour how chemistry has made improvements to everyone's way of life.[11]

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International Year of Chemistry

Title Description
Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature

One extensive book on almost all nomenclature written (Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature – The Orange Book, 1st edition (1978)[47] This book was revised in 1987. The second edition has many revisions that come from reports on nomenclature between 1976 and 1984.[48] In 1992, the second edition went through many different revisions which led to the third edition.[48]

Pure and Applied Chemistry (journal)

Pure and Applied Chemistry is the official monthly journal of IUPAC. This journal debuted in 1960. The goal statement for Pure and Applied Chemistry is to "publish highly topical and credible works at the forefront of all aspects of pure and applied chemistry."[49] The Journal itself is available by subscription, but older issues are available in the archive on the IUPAC website.

Pure and Applied Chemistry was created as a central way to publish IUPAC endorsed articles.[50] Before its creation, IUPAC didn't have a quick, official way to distribute new chemistry information.

Its creation was first suggested at The Paris IUPAC Meeting of 1957.[50] During this meeting the commercial publisher of the Journal was discussed and decided on. In 1959, the IUPAC Pure and Applied Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board was created put in charge of the journal. The idea of one journal being a definitive place for a vast amount of chemistry was difficult for the committee to grasp at first.[50] However, it was decided that the journal would reprint old journal editions to keep all chemistry knowledge available.

Compendium of Chemical Terminology

The Compendium of Chemical Terminology, also known as The Gold Book, was originally worked on by Victor Gold. This book is a collection of names and terms already discussed in Pure and Applied Chemistry.[51] Compendium of Chemical Terminology was first published in 1987.[10] The first edition of this book contains no original material, but is meant to be a compilation of other IUPAC works.

The second edition of this book was published in 1997.[25] This book made large changes to the first edition of the Compendium of Chemical Terminology. These changes included updated material and an expansion of the book to include over seven thousand terms.[25] The second edition was the topic of an IUPAC XML project. This project made an XML version of the book that includes over seven thousand terms. The XML version of the book includes an open editing policy, which allows users to add excerpts of the written version.[25]

IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry (online publication) IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, also known as The Blue Book, is a website published by Advanced Chemistry Department Incorporated with the permission of IUPAC. This site is a compilation of the books A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds and Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry.[52]
[10] IUPAC color codes their books in order to make each publication distinguishable.

Colored cover book and website series (nomenclature)

Book Name Description
Atmospheric Particles

Atmospheric Particles is a book that delves into aerosol science. This book is aimed as a reference for graduate students and atmospheric researchers. Atmospheric Particles goes in depth on the properties of aerosols in the atmosphere and their effect. Topics covered in this book are: acid rain; heavy metal pollution; global warming; and photochemical smog. Atmospheric Particles also covers techniques to analyze the atmosphere and ways to take atmospheric samples.[37]

Environmental Colloids and Particles: Behaviour, Separation and Characterisation

Environmental Colloids and Particles: Behaviour, Separation and Characterisation is a book that discusses environmental colloids and current information available on them. This book focuses on environmental colloids and particles in aquatic systems and soils. It also goes over techniques such as: techniques for sampling environmental colloids, size fractionation, and how to characterize of colloids and particles. Environmental Colloids and Particles: Behaviour, Separation and Characterisation also delves into how these colloids and particles interact.[38]

Biophysical Chemistry of Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems

Biophysical Chemistry of Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems is meant to give an overview of a technique based on humic substances.[39]

Interactions Between Soil Particles and Microorganisms: Impact on the Terrestrial Ecosystem

Interactions Between Soil Particles and Microorganisms: Impact on the Terrestrial Ecosystem is meant to be read by chemists and biologists that study environmental systems. Also, this book should be used as a reference for earth scientists, environmental geologists, environmental engineers, and professionals in microbiology and ecology. Interactions Between Soil Particles and Microorganisms: Impact on the Terrestrial Ecosystem is about how minerals, microorganisms, and organic components work together to affect [40]

The Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater

The Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater is a book that describes how low concentrations of iron in Antarctica and the Pacific Oceans are a result of reduced chlorophyll for phytoplankton production.[41] It does this by reviewing information from research in the 1990s. This book goes in depth about: chemical speciation; analytical techniques; transformation of iron; how iron limits the development of High Nutrient Low Chlorophyll areas in the pacific ocean[42]

In Situ Monitoring of Aquatic Systems: Chemical Analysis and Speciation

In Situ Monitoring of Aquatic Systems: Chemical Analysis and Speciation is a book that discusses techniques and devices to monitor aquatic systems and how new devices and techniques can be developed. This book emphasizes the future us of micro-analytical monitoring techniques and microtechnology. In Situ Monitoring of Aquatic Systems: Chemical Analysis and Speciation is aimed at researchers and laboratories that analyze aquatic systems such as rivers, lakes, and oceans.[43]

Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles

Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles is a book about soil structures and the molecular processes that occur in soil. Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles is aimed at any researcher researching soil or someone in the field of anthropology. It goes in depth on topics such as: fractal analysis of particle dimensions; computer modeling of the structure; reactivity of humics; applications of atomic force microscopy; and advanced instrumentation for analysis of soil particles.[44]

Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems, Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems Vol. 3

Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems, Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems Vol. 3 is a book about the effect of trace metals. Also, Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems, Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems Vol. 3 looks at the limitations of the use of bioassays to observe the effects of trace metals on organisms.

Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces

Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces is a book created to aid environmental scientists in field work. The book gives an overview of chemical mechanisms, transport, kinetics, and interactions that occur in environmental systems. Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces continues from where Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems leaves off.[46]

Series of books on analytical and physical chemistry of environmental systems

Book Description
Measurement of the Transport Properties of Fluids

Measurement of the Transport Properties of Fluids is a book that is published by Blackwell Science Inc. The topics that are included in this book are low and high temperature measurements, secondary coefficients, diffusion coefficients, light scattering, transient methods for thermal conductivity, methods for thermal conductivity, falling-body viscometers, and vibrating viscometers.[32]

Solution Calorimetry

Solution Calorimetry is a book that gives background information on thermal analysis and calorimetry. Thermoanalytical and calorimetric techniques along with thermodynamic and kinetic properties are discussed in this book. Later volumes of this book discusses the applications and principles of these thermodynamic and kinetic methods.[33]

Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures Part I

Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures Part I is a book that gives up to date equations of state for fluids and fluid mixtures. This book covers all ways to develop equations of state. It gives the strengths and weaknesses of each equation. Some equations discussed include: virial equation of state cubic equations; generalized Van der Waals equations; integral equations; perturbation theory; and stating and mixing rules. Other things that Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures Part I goes over are: associating fluids, polymer systems, polydisperse fluids, self-assembled systems, ionic fluids, and fluids near their critical points.[34]

Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Single Phases

Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Single Phases is a book that gives an overview of techniques for measuring the thermodynamic quantities of single phases. It also goes into experimental techniques to test many different thermodynamic states precisely and accurately. Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Single Phases was written for people interested in measuring thermodynamic properties.[35]

Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases

Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases is a book that includes multiple techniques that are used to study multiple phases of pure component systems. Also included in this book are the measurement techniques to obtain activity coefficients, interfacial tension, and critical parameters. This book was written for researchers and graduate students as a reference source.[36]

The Experimental Thermodynamics books series covers many topics in the fields of thermodynamics.

Experimental Thermodynamics book series

Book Name Description
Principles and Practices of Method Validation

Principles and Practices of Method Validation is a book entailing methods on validating and analyzing a many analytes taken from a single aliquot.[28] Also, this book goes over techniques for analyzing many samples at once. Some methods discussed include: chromatographic methods, estimation of effects, matrix induced effects, and the effect of an equipment setup on an experiment.[28]

Fundamental Toxicology

Fundamental Toxicology is a textbook that proposes a curriculum for toxicology courses.[29] Fundamental Toxicology is based on the book Fundamental Toxicology for Chemists.[30] Fundamental Toxicology is enhanced through many revisions and updates. New information added in the revisions includes: risk assessment and management; reproductive toxicology; behavioral toxicology; and ecotoxicology.[30] This book is relatively well received as being useful for reviewing chemical toxicology.[29]

Macromolecular Symposia

Macromolecular Symposia is a journal that publishes fourteen issues a year. This journal includes contributions to the macromolecular chemistry and physics field. The meetings of the IUPAC are included in this journal along with the European Polymer Federation, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Polymer Science in Japan.[31]

Non-series books

Publications

Amino Acid Code Meaning
A Alanine
B Aspartic acid or Asparagine
C Cysteine
D Aspartic acid
E Glutamic acid
F Phenylalanine
G Glycine
H Histidine
I Isoleucine
J Leucine or Isoleucine
K Lysine
L Leucine
M Methionine
N Asparagine
O Pyrrolysine
P Proline
Q Glutamine
R Arginine
S Serine
T Threonine
U Selenocysteine
V Valine
W Tryptophan
Y Tyrosine
Z Glutamic acid or Glutamine
X any
* translation stop
- gap of indeterminate length
The codes for amino acids (24 amino acids and 3 special codes) are:
Nucleic Acid Code Meaning Mnemonic
A A Adenine
C C Cytosine
G G Guanine
T T Thymine
U U Uracil
R A or G puRine
Y C, T or U pYrimidines
K G, T or U bases which are Ketones
M A or C bases with aMino groups
S C or G Strong interaction
W A, T or U Weak interaction
B not A (i.e. C, G, T or U) B comes after A
D not C (i.e. A, G, T or U) D comes after C
H not G (i.e., A, C, T or U) H comes after G
V neither T nor U (i.e. A, C or G) V comes after U
N A C G T U Nucleic acid
X masked
- gap of indeterminate length

[27] These codes make it easier and shorter to write down the amino acid sequences that make up

IUPAC also has a system for giving codes to identify amino acids and nucleotide bases. IUPAC needed a coding system that represented long sequences of amino acids. This would allow for these sequences to be compared to try to find homologies.[26] These codes can consist of either a one letter code or a three letter code.

Amino acid and nucleotide base codes

Potassium chlorate

An example of potassium chlorate (KClO3):

Basic IUPAC inorganic nomenclature has two main parts: the cation and the anion. The cation is the name for the positively charged ion and the anion is the name for the negatively charged ion.[12]

Inorganic nomenclature

  • The substituent name for a ring compound is "cyclo".
  • The indication (substituent name) for a six carbon chain is "hex".
  • The chemical ending for a single bonded carbon chain is "ane"
  • The chemical ending for an alcohol is "ol"
  • The two chemical endings are combined for an ending of "anol" indicating a single bonded carbon chain with an alcohol attached to it.[12][24][25]
Cyclohexanol

Another example of cyclohexanol:

IUPAC organic nomenclature has three basic parts: the substituents, carbon chain length and chemical ending.[12] The substituents are any functional groups attached to the main carbon chain. The main carbon chain is the longest possible continuous chain. The chemical ending denotes what type of molecule it is. For example, the ending "ane" denotes a single bonded carbon chain, as in "hexane" (C
6
H
14
).[24]

Organic nomenclature

The IUPAC committee has a long history of officially naming IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds can be found from the early 20th century in A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (1900).

Nomenclature

Committees Table
Committee name (abbreviation) Responsibilities
Bureau
  • Discusses and makes changes to which committee has authority over a specific project
  • Controls finances for all other committees and IUPAC as a whole
  • Discusses general governance of IUPAC [16]
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (Division I)
  • Organize and promote the international collaboration between scientists in physical and biophysical chemistry and related fields.
Inorganic Chemistry Division (Division II)
  • Inorganic and inorganic materials chemistry, Isotopes and atomic weights, Periodic Table
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division (Division III)
  • Promote the goals of IUPAC in the field of organic and biomolecular chemistry in the broadest sense.
Polymer Division (Division IV)
  • Science and technology of macromolecules and polymers.
Analytical Chemistry Division (Division V)
  • General aspects of analytical chemistry, separation methods, spectrochemical methods, electrochemical methods, nuclear chemistry methods, applications to human health and the environment.
Chemistry and the Environment Division (Division VI)
  • To provide unbiased and timely authoritative reviews on the behavior of chemical compounds in food and the environment.
Chemistry and Human Health Division (Division VII)
  • Medicinal and clinical chemistry

Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (Division VIII)

  • Maintains and develops standard systems for designating chemical structures, including both conventional nomenclature and computer-based systems.
CHEMRAWN Committee (Chem Research Applied to World Needs)
  • Discusses different ways chemistry can and should be used to help the world[6]
Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE)
  • Coordinates IUPAC chemistry research with the educational systems of the world[17]
Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI)
Committee on Electronic and Printed Publications (CPEP)
  • Designs and implements IUPAC publications
  • Heads the Subcommittee on Spectroscopic Data Standards[19]
Evaluation Committee (EvC)
  • Evaluates every project
  • Reports back to Executive committee on every project[9]
Executive Committee (EC)
  • Plans and discusses IUPAC events
  • Discusses IUPAC fundraising
  • Reviews other committees work[20]

Current Officers of Executive Committee:

  • President: Moreau, Nicole J.
  • Vice President: Tatsumi, Kazuyuki
  • Treasurer: Corish, John
  • Secretary General: Black, David StC.[21]
Finance Committee (FC)
  • Helps other committees properly manage their budget
  • Advises Union officers on investments [22]
Interdivisional Committee on Terminology (ICTNS)
  • Manages IUPAC Nomenclature
  • Works through many projects to standardize nomenclature
  • Standardizes measurements
  • Discusses atomic weight standardization[5]
Project Committee (PC)
  • Manages funds that are under the jurisdiction of multiple projects
  • Judges if a project is too large for its funding
  • Recommends sources of external funding for projects
  • Decides how to fund meetings in developing countries and countries in crisis[8]
Pure and Applied Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board (PAC-EAB)
  1. All committees have an allotted budget that they must adhere to
  2. Any committee may start a project.
  3. If a project's spending becomes too much for a committee to continue funding, it must take the issue to the Project Committee.
  4. The project committee either increases the budget or decides on an external funding plan.
  5. The Bureau and Executive Committee oversee operations of the other committees

The steering committee hierarchy for IUPAC is as follows:[15]

[1] IUPAC is governed by several

Committees and governance

During World War II, IUPAC was affiliated with the Allied powers, but had little involvement during the war effort itself. After the war, West Germany was allowed back into IUPAC.[14] Since World War II, IUPAC has been focused on standardizing nomenclature and methods in science without interruption.

. World War II was removed from IUPAC during Nazi Germany was finally admitted into IUPAC during 1929. However, Germany [14].World War I. Germany's exclusion was a result of prejudice towards Germans by the allied powers after Germany One notable country excluded from this early IUPAC was [13] IUPAC as such was established in 1919.[12]The need for an international standard for chemistry was first addressed in 1860 by a committee headed by German scientist
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Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Creation and history

Contents

  • Creation and history 1
  • Committees and governance 2
  • Nomenclature 3
    • Organic nomenclature 3.1
    • Inorganic nomenclature 3.2
  • Amino acid and nucleotide base codes 4
  • Publications 5
    • Non-series books 5.1
    • Experimental Thermodynamics book series 5.2
    • Series of books on analytical and physical chemistry of environmental systems 5.3
    • Colored cover book and website series (nomenclature) 5.4
  • International Year of Chemistry 6
  • Current projects 7
    • IUPAC current project list 7.1
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

IUPAC is best known for its works standardizing nomenclature in chemistry and other fields of science, but IUPAC has publications in many fields including chemistry, biology and physics.[10] Some important work IUPAC has done in these fields includes standardizing nucleotide base sequence code names; publishing books for environmental scientists, chemists, and physicists; and leading the way in improving education in science.[10][11] IUPAC is also known for standardizing the atomic weights of the elements through one of its oldest standing committees, the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights.

[9][8][7] and publishing works.[6] finding ways to bring chemistry to the world,[5],nomenclature These committees run different projects which include standardizing [4]. Since its creation, IUPAC has been run by many different committees with different responsibilities.compounds and chemical elements) is the recognized world authority in developing standards for the naming of the IUPAC nomenclature IUPAC's Inter-divisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols ([1]

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