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IUPAC Gold Book Online
An updated version of the Gold Book was released in December 2010. The main new feature of Release 2.2 is the availability of a PDF output, which is created from the same source as the HTML version, so it should be totally compatible. However, if users notice a discrepancy between the pdf and html, they are asked to send their feedback to the developers. This release also includes an improved display of automatically added links, which are now distinguished visually from links added by authors.
The Gold Book online is the electronic version of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology. It is a collection of terminology definitions from IUPAC recommendations previously published in Pure and Applied Chemistry and in the other IUPAC Colour Books. Terminology definitions published by IUPAC are drafted by international committees of experts in the appropriate chemistry sub-disciplines, and ratified by IUPAC’s Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS). In the online edition of the Compendium, these IUPAC-approved definitions are supplemented with some definitions from ISO and from the International Vocabulary of Basic and General Terms in Metrology; both these sources are recognized by IUPAC as authoritative. The result is a collection of nearly 7000 terms, with authoritative definitions, spanning the whole range of chemistry. The online version offers several unique features and indexes, including alphabetical and several thematic indexes, a feature to search by structure and substructure and a tool to goldify your text.
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