IUPAC Compendium on Analytical Nomenclature, Definitive Rules 1997, 3rd Edition, IUPAC Orange Book, prepared for publication by J. Inczedy, T. Lengyel, and A.M. Ure, Blackwell Science, Oxford, 1998 [ISBN 0-86542-6155]
The web edition provides ease of access to the extensive information contained in its recommendations (designed and prepared by David S. Moore)
The widespread application of analytical methods has called for scientific and universal regulation of the terms used, for the sake of uniformity, for understandability and for straightforward communication between experts in the most diverse fields. This authoritative compendium updates and replaces the earlier editions, which proved so valuable for all who needed to use the officially recommended analytical nomenclature mandated by IUPAC. Since the first edition the demand for new analytical procedures has increased steadily and at the same time the diversity of the techniques has expanded and the quality and performance characteristics of the procedures have come to be a focus of interest. New types of instrumental and automatic techniques have emerged and computerization has taken over. The scope of analytical chemistry has been widened as the question to be answered was not only the chemical composition of the sample, but also the structure of substances, and changes in composition and structure in space and time. This new volume is an indispensable reference resource for the coming decade.