G. J. Leigh
Blackwell Science,1990 [ISBN 0632024941]
Chemical nomenclature has attracted attention since the beginning
of chemistry, because the need to exchange knowledge was recognised
from the early days. The responsibility for providing nomenclature to
the chemical community has been assigned to the International Union
of Pure and Applied Chemistry, whose Rules for Inorganic Nomenclature
have been published and revised in 1958 and 1970. Since then many new
compounds have appeared, particularly with regard to coordination chemistry
and boron chemistry, which were difficult to name from the 1970 Rules.
Consequently the IUPAC Commission of Nomenclature on Inorganic Chemistry
decided to thoroughly revise the last edition of the `Red Book.' Because
many of the new fields of chemistry are very highly specialised and
need complex types of name, the revised edition will appear in two parts.
Part 1 will be mainly concerned with general inorganic chemistry, Part
2 with more specialised areas such as strand inorganic polymers and
polyoxoanions. This new edition represents Part 1 - in it can be found
rules to name compounds ranging from the simplest molecules to oxoacids
and their derivatives, coordination compounds, and simple boron compounds.
aims, functions, and methods of chemical nomenclature; Grammar; Elements,
atoms, and groups of atoms; Formulae; Names based on stoichiometry;
Solids; Neutral molecular compounds; Names for ions, substituent groups
and radicals, and salts; Coordination compounds; Boron hydrides and
related compounds; Tables; Appendix.
IUPAC Nomenclature Books