Project Details Vocabulary of Concepts and Terms in Analytical Chemistry - the revised Orange Book (4th edition)

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01 January 2012
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Analytical Chemistry Division
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The Orange Book (present title “Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature” 3rd Edition) was published in 1998, and now is in the process of revision.

The new Orange Book (retitled “Compendium of Analytical Terminology”) will be in a consistent glossary style format with definitions of terms for concepts in different fields of analytical chemistry. The nineteen chapters of the 3rd edition will become twelve in the present revision. We have taken the decision to concentrate on methods and not attempt to venture into the ocean of applications. The first chapter will set the metrological scene including definitions from the Green Book, and the International Vocabulary of Concepts and Associated Terms in Metrology (VIM).

The chapters have also been submitted as IUPAC Recommendations or Technical Reports. Terms will be taken into the new Gold Book (project 2016-046-1-024). The Orange Book will be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2019.


Chapter 1 (project 2012-007-1-500)
Fundamental concepts and terms (metrology), chemometrics (and statistics), quality assurance — Paul De Bievre
Chapter 1a (project 2008-002-1-500)
Chemometrics terms — Brynn Hibbert

Chapter 2 (project 2011-063-1-500)
Sampling and sample preparation — Janusz Pawliszyn

Chapter 3 (project 2015-028-2-500)
Methods of analysis depending on measurements of mass and volume — Maria F. Camoes

Chapter 4 (project 2011-046-1-500)
Separation — Tatyana Maryutina and Attila Felinger

Chapter 5 (project 2017-027-1-500)
Spectroscopic methods of analysis — Derek Craston

Chapter 6
Mass spectrometry — Zoltan Mester

Chapter 7 (project 2010-052-1-500)
Electrochemical methods of analysis — Jose M. Pingarron

Chapter 8 (project 2010-030-1-500)
Radioanalytical methods — Zhifang Chai

Chapter 9
Surface analysis — Jim McQuillan

Chapter 10
Thermal methods of analysis — Carlos Castro

Chapter 11 (project 2011-047-1-500)
Immuno- and bio-analytical methods of analysis — Jan Labuda

Chapter 12
Terminology of quality assurance — Ulf Örnemark


Chapter 1 (project 2012-007-1-500)
Vocabulary of concepts and terms in chemometrics (IUPAC Recommendations 2016), Pure Appl. Chem. 2016; 88(4): 407–443;
Chapter 1a (project 2008-002-1-500) Chemometrics terms — Brynn Hibbert; outcome to be integrated in Chap 1

Chapter 2 (project 2011-063-1-500)
Extraction for analytical scale sample preparation, PAC 2016, 88(7), pp. 649-687,

Chapter 3 (project 2015-028-2-500)
Mass and volume in analytical chemistry (IUPAC Technical Report). PAC 2018, 90(3), pp. 563-603;

Chapter 4 (project 2011-046-1-500)
Terminology of separation methods (IUPAC Recommendations 2017). PAC 2017, 90(1), pp. 181-231;

Chapter 5 (project 2017-027-1-500) – Spectroscopic methods of analysis — Derek Craston

Chapter 6 – Mass spectrometry — Zoltan Mester

Chapter 7 (project 2010-052-1-500) – Electrochemical methods of analysis — Jose M. Pingarron

Chapter 8 (project 2010-030-1-500) – Radioanalytical methods — Zhifang Chai

Chapter 9 – Surface analysis 

Chapter 10 – Thermal methods of analysis — Carlos Castro

Chapter 11 (project 2011-047-1-500)
Terminology of bioanalytical methods (IUPAC Recommendations 2018). PAC 2018, 90(7), pp. 1121-1198;

Chapter 12 – Terminology of quality assurance — Ulf Örnemark


last update 15 Jan 2019