A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds

This article is about the book. For the rules and recommendations contained in the book, see IUPAC nomenclature of organic chemistry.

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). The last full edition was published in 1979,[1] although an abridged and updated version 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. A fully revised edition is planned, of which a draft version was released for public comment in 2004.[3] In the meantime, several sections have been revised and published in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry.

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External links

  • Searchable Internet version of the 1979 and 1993 recommendations
  • 2004 draft recommendations (the proposed new version of the Blue Book)
  • IUPAC Nomenclature Books Series (commonly known as the "Colour Books")
  • Bibliography of translations
  • Official corrigendum to the 1993 recommendations

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