INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
Recommendations on Organic & Biochemical Nomenclature, Symbols & Terminology etc.
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Full text of IUPAC Recommendations
Glossary of Organic Class Names Glossary of Terms in Physical Organic Chemistry Basic Terminology of Stereochemistry
Hantzsch-Widman Nomenclature for Heteromonocyclic Rings Non-standard Valence States (Lambda Convention) Cyclic compounds with contiguous formal double bonds (delta Convention)
Fused Ring Nomenclature Phane Nomenclature Numerical Terms to 9999
Glossary of Terms in Bioinorganic Chemistry Glossary of Medicinal Chemistry Terms Nomenclature of Isotopically Modified Compounds (Section H)
IUPAC Atomic Weights
and Periodic Table
(1999 table) New Values Von Baeyer nomenclature
Natural product nomenclature (Section F) Radicals, Ions & Radical Ion Nomenclature Gold Book
IUPAC definitions of terms. NEW
Recommendations by IUPAC and IUBMB
(International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
from the Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature
Nomenclature of Amino Acids and Peptides Nucleic Acid & Constituents Abbreviations and Symbols Carbohydrate Nomenclature
Conformation of Polypeptide Chains Conformations of Polynucleotide Chains Conformation of Polysaccharide Chains
Glycopeptide, Glycoprotein & Peptidoglycan Nomenclature Glycolipid Nomenclature Cyclitol Nomenclature
Polymerised Amino Acids Nomenclature Lipid Nomenclature Newsletter (1996 & 1999)
Terpenoid precursors Steroid Nomenclature Vitamin D Nomenclature
Folic Acid Nomenclature Carotenoid Nomenclature Retinoid Nomenclature (Vitamin A)
(Vitamin E) Vitamin B-6 Nomenclature
(Pyridoxal) Corrinoid Nomenclature
Biochemical Thermodynamics Biochemical Phosphorus Compounds Lignan Nomenclature NEW
Nomenclature of Quinones with Isoprenoid Chains NEW Tetrapyrrole Nomenclature NEW Watch this space !
Other recommendations, bibliographic data etc.
IUBMB recommendations Nomenclature Nucleic Acid Sequences
(incompletely specified bases) Enzyme Nomenclature
(EC 1 oxidoreductases, EC 2 transferases, EC 3 hydrolases, EC 4 lyases, EC 5 isomerases and EC 6 ligases) and Supplements 1 to 6
Electron Transport Proteins Nomenclature Peptide Hormone Nomenclature Enzyme kinetics
Bibliography of IUPAC nomenclature recommendations
Bibliography of IUPAC Organic Chemical Nomenclature Bibliography of IUPAC-IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature
Bibliography of IUPAC Nomenclature Books Bibliography of IUPAC Macromolecular Chemical Nomenclature Bibliography of IUPAC Inorganic Chemical Nomenclature
IUPAC Spectrochemical recommendations (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK) Pure and Applied Chemistry; contents (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK) also some text and PDF files Chemistry International; contents (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK) also PDF file of text
Parameters and Symbols for NMR (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK) IUPAC Organisation and people (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK) IUPAC Publications (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK)
Other IUPAC nomenclature recommendations Map of Usage Statistics
(to December 2000) Provisional IUPAC nomenclature recommendations;
and how to get copies (mirror sites in USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK)
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Changes to Published Documents for World Wide Web Presentation
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