Compendium of Terminology in Analytical Chemistry, IUPAC Orange Book, prepared for publication by D Brynn Hibbert, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2023 [ISBN 978-1-78262-947-4]; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788012881
How do you describe an analytical method, measure the purity of the new chemical that you have just synthesized, or report the proper units of measurement? For analytical chemists, the principal tool of the trade, or source of terms, is this book – the so-called Orange Book. First published in 1978, this latest edition takes into account the explosion of new analytical procedures and, at the same time, the diversity of techniques and the quality and performance characteristics of the procedures that are the focus of interest. The scope of analytical chemistry has widened, new types of instrumental techniques have emerged and automation has taken over. Answers can now be shared, not only on the chemical composition and structure of the sample, but also changes in composition and structure in space and time. New chapters on chemometrics, bio-analytical methods of analysis, and sample treatment and preparation have been added. The terminology of metrology and quality assurance is now up to date with the latest ISO and JCGM standards. This new volume will be an indispensable reference resource for the coming decade, revising and updating accepted terminology, and providing the official language of analytical chemistry.
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.