Project Details Metrology - IUPAC Orange book CHAPTER 1

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 April 2012
End Date:
01 June 2016
Division Name:
Analytical Chemistry Division
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This project is part of the Revision of the IUPAC Orange Book – Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (definitive rules 1997), 3rd edition.

To prepare a revised Chapter 1 (“Metrology”) for the vocabulary of concepts and associated terms in analytical and clinical chemistry that is compliant with the 2008 VIM. (read about the VIM in CI, May-June 2012)

> Orange Book (4th edition) draft content: project 2012-005-1-500


Definitions of concepts used and needed in analytical chemistry, will be extracted from the VIM and presented for inclusion in the Orange Book so as to provide a solid metrological basis for the revised OB.



In addition to Chapter 1 on Fundamental of Metrology in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control and a new ‘spun-off’ Chapter will focus on Chemometrics.

October 2015 – the provisional recommendations titled ‘Vocabulary of concepts and terms in Chemometrics’ is made available for public review until 20 February 2016.

June 2016 – project completed – Vocabulary of concepts and terms in chemometrics (IUPAC Recommendations 2016) published in Pure Appl. Chem. 2016; 88(4): 407–443; (online 19 May 2016).

Last update 1 June 2016