in the 21st Century
-C. Richer and A.
Completion Date: 2000
The object of this project was to establish future needs for organic
chemical nomenclature, by means of a survey of nomenclature users.
During the autumn of 1998 we distributed a request for comment on
future nomenclature requirements to suitable internet discussion
groups, nomenclature committees, journal editors and ChemWeb members,
and also published the request as a letter in chemistry news journals.
This document entitled "IUPAC seeks advice on organic nomenclature
development" has been posted on the Union website at http://www.iupac.org/divisions/III/news1.html
During the period October
1998 to January 1999, 139 replies were received, from respondents
in 39 different countries.
The results of the survey were compiled into a report
which let the working party to formulate some recommendations.
The report was part of the round table discussion on "Representations
of Molecular Structure: Nomenclature and its Alternatives" organized
in Washington, DC on March 10-11, 2000.
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Report of round table discussion
to CCINS, the ad hoc Committee on Chemical Identity and
Last update: 1 September 2000