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The members of the Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS), whose expertise covers all aspects of nomenclature and symbols, review IUPAC recommendations before publication in the Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry; they are available for consultation about requirements for acceptability. All represented disciplines (i.e. Divisions) appoint two members to this Committee.
>link to ICTNS

Division VIII
In 2002, IUPAC has established a new Division (VIII) on Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation that is to be responsible for maintaining and developing standard systems for designating chemical structures, including both conventional nomenclature and computer-based systems.
> Read about it in Chem. Int. March 2002 issue
> link to Div VIII

A working relationship with two companies that provide on-line naming services for organic compounds has been established.
>on-line naming services

Other references
For a list of recommended quantities, units and symbols >link to abbreviated list

For questions on the use of italic and roman fonts for symbols in scientific text >link to document

For a list of references of IUPAC Technical Reports and Recommendations >see reports section
or review the IUPAC book series on nomenclature

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