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On the web:
IUPAC nomenclature recommendations can be found at

QD5 .C455 1987 Reference
Compendium of Chemical Terminology: IUPAC Recommendations. Boston: Blackwell Scientific, 1987.

QD7 .C435 1998 Circulating Books
Chemical Nomenclature / Edited by K.J. Thurlow. Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer, 1998.

QD7 .A627 Microforms (in tray by reader/printer)
Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Handbook, common names (name and number sections). Columbus, Ohio: American Chemical Society.

QD7 .A627 Reference
Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Handbook, number section. Columbus, Ohio: American Chemical Society.

QD7 .A87 1985 Circulating Books
Chemical Nomenclature, Symbols and Terminology for use in School Science: a report. 3rd ed. Hatfield, Herts.: Association for Science Education, 1985.

QD7 .C2 1979 Reference
Introduction to Chemical Nomenclature. Cahn, R.S. 5th ed. Boston: Butterworths, 1979.

QD7 .C444 1983 Circulating Books
Chemical Nomenclature Usage. Lees, R. and A.F. Smith, eds. New York: Halsted Press, 1983.

QD7 .C51 1962 Circulating Books
The Naming and Indexing of Chemical Compounds from Chemical Abstracts. Chemical Abstracts Service. Columbus, Ohio: 1962. [The current version, "Chemical Substance Index Names", is found as an appendix in the Chemical Abstracts Index Guide. Included is a "Selected Bibliography of Nomenclature of Chemical Substances."]

QD7 .L44 1998 Reference
Principles of chemical nomenclature : a guide to IUPAC recommendations Leigh, G. J., H.A. Favre, and W.V. Metanomski. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 1998.

RA1190 .T75 Reference
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances. Cincinnati: NIOSH. Many common and brand names included. Latest ed. .

RS55 .W6 Chemistry Lib. Reference
International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances. Geneve: World Health Organization, 1992.

T55.3 .H3 C76 1990 Reference
Cross-reference Index of Hazardous Chemicals, Synonyms, and CAS Registry Numbers. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1990.

T223 .V4 C5 1992 Reference
Index of Polymer Trade Names. 2nd ed. New York: VCH, 1992.

TP9 .G286 1999 Reference
Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names. 11th ed. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1999.


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QD7 .I57 1978 Reference
Guide to Trivial Names, Trade Names and Synonyms for Substances used in Analytical Nomenclature. Chemical Abstracts Service. New York: Pergamon Press, 1978.

QD75.3 .C65 1998 Reference
Compendium of analytical nomenclature : definitive rules 1997.  prepared for publication by János Inczédy, Tamás Lengyel, Allan M. Ure ; with the assistance of András Gelencsér and cooperation of Adam Hulanicki. 3rd ed. Osney Mead, Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 1998.


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QH83 .J43 1989 B-LIFESCI
Biological Nomenclature. Jeffrey, Charles. 3nd ed. New York: Crane, Russak & Co., 1989. 

QH324 .N285 1972 Reference
Specifications and Criteria for Biochemical Compounds. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1972. Supplement: Biogenic Amines and Related Compounds. Washington, D.C.: NAS, 1977.

QH345 .I57 Reference
Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents. International Union of Biochemistry. London: Spottiswoode Ballantine Press, 1978.

QP512 .B56 1992 Reference
Biochemical nomenclature and related documents: a compendium. International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Committee of Editors of Biochemical Journals (Claude Liebecq, past chairman ed., 2nd edition, London; Chapel Hill, NC: Portland Press, 1992.

QP601 .I56 1992 Reference
Enzyme Nomenclature 1992. San Diego: Academic Press, 1992. [The URL for the up-to-date online version of this is]
Another Source:

Z695.1 .A4 T54 1978 Reference
Agricultural Terms (as used in the Bibliography of Agriculture). 2nd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1978.


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QD149 .B59 1990 Circulating Books
Inorganic Chemical Nomenclature: Principles and Practice. Block, B. Peter. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1990

QD149 .I57 1971 Suppl. Circulating Books
How to Name an Inorganic Substance. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. New York: Pergamon Press, 1977. (NOTE: A guide to the following work).

QD149 .I57 2001 Circulating Books
Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry. II, Recommendations 2000. 3rd ed. Cambridge of UK: Royal Society of Chemistry.

QD149 .I572 1990 Reference
Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry: Recommendations 1990. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Commission on the Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry.Boston: Blackwell Scientific, 1990.

QD149 .L56 Reference
Inorganic Nomenclature: A Programmed Approach. Lindgren, Walter E. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1980.


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Located on Computers #1-13 in Chemistry library: see Beilstein Commander.
AutoNom: for systematic names in organic chemistry.

QD291 .I57 1979 Reference
Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry: Sections A,B,C,D,E,F and H. Elmsford, Riguady, J. and S.P. Klesney. N.Y.: Pergamon Press, 1979 (IUPAC).

QD291 .I57 1993 Reference
A guide to IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds: recommendations 1993 / International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Division, Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry (III.1); prepared for publication by R. Panico and W.H. Powell; Jean-Claude Richer, senior editor. Oxford; Boston; Blackwell Scientific Publications; Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1993.

QD291 .G63 1995 Circulating Books
Naming Organic Compounds: a Systematic Instruction Manual. Godley, E.W. 2nd Edition. New York: E. Horwood, 1995.

QD291 .N36 1995 Reference
Names, Synonyms, and Structures of Organic Compounds: a CRC Reference Handbook / editors, David R. Lide, G.W.A. Milne. 3v. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 1995.

QD1 .A24 no. 126 Circulating Books
Nomenclature of Organic Compounds. Fletcher, J.H., O.C. Dermer, and R.B. Fox. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1974. (Advances in Chemistry series, no. 126).

QD291 .F6 2001 Circulating Books
Nomenclature of Organic Compounds : Principles and Practice. 2nd ed. Fox, Robert B., Warren H. Powell. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

QD291 .H3913 2001 Circulating Books
Systematic Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry: a Directory to Comprehension and Application of its Basic Principles. Hellwinkel, D. (Deiter). Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2001.

QD251 .B4924 Reference
Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry. 4th ed. 5th suppl. series (e.g. vol. 27 pt. 1). "List of the Prefixes Used in Systematic Nomenclature" (Prefix Index ; Translation of Chemical Structures into Name Fragments) [see the yellow pages of the 1st part of each volume of the 5th Supplementary series]

QD291 .C55 1980 Reference
Vocabulary of Organic Chemistry. Orchin, Milton. New York: Wiley, 1980.

QD291 .F7413 1989 Circulating Books
Organic Chemical Nomenclature. Fresenius, Philipp. New York: Halsted Press, 1989.

QD291 .G53 1986 Reference
Beilstein's Index: Trivial Names in Systematic Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Giese, Friedo. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986.

QD291 .M88 1982 Circulating Books
Organic Nomenclature [slide]. Musker, W. Kenneth. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1982.

QD291 .N53 1987 Circulating Books
Organic Chemistry, the Name Game: Modern Coined Terms and their Origins. Nickon, Alex. New York: Pergamon Press, 1987.

QD291 .S99 Reference
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. SOCMA Handbook: Commercial Organic Chemical Names. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1965.

QD291 .T72 1985 Reference
Organic Nomenclature: A Programmed Instruction. 3rd ed. Traynham, James C. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1985.

QD341 .H9 P75 1990 Circulating Books
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons Nomenclature Guide. 1st ed. Columbus: Batelle Press, 1990.

QD380.6 .M47 1991 Reference
Compendium of Macromolecular Nomenclature. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature. Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1991.

RS51 .M347 1985 Reference
Pharmacological and Chemical Synonyms: A Collection of Names of Drugs, Pesticides and Other Compounds Drawn from the Medical Literature of the World. 8th ed. Marler, E.E.J. New York: Elsevier, 1985.

RS154 .N43 1978b Reference
Organic Chemical Drugs and Their Synonyms. 5th rev. ed. 3v. Negwer, M. New York: Verlag Chemie International, 1978.

RS51 .M4 1996 Reserves (Also has computer file: RS52 .M4 1996b)
The Merck Index. 12th ed. Whitehouse Station, N.J.: Merck 1996.

RS55 .U12 1997 B-LIFESCI
USAN and the USP Dictionary of Drug Names. Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. (Latest Edition).

RS355 .A54 Reference
American Drug Index. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (Latest Edition).


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QD451.5 .Q36 1993 Reference
Quantities, Units, and Symbols in Physical Chemistry. 2nd ed. Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1988.

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