IUPAC Name List
In chemical nomenclature, the IUPAC nomenclature of organic chemistry is a method of naming organic chemical compounds as recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)The purpose of the IUPAC system of nomenclature is to establish an international standard for naming compounds to facilitate communication. The goal of the system is to give each structure a unique and unambiguous name and to correlate each name with a unique and unambiguous structure. IUPAC Name List PDF can be downloaded from the link given at the bottom of this page.
IUPAC nomenclature is based on naming a molecule’s longest chain of carbons connected by single bonds, whether in a continuous chain or in a ring. All deviations, either multiple bonds or atoms other than carbon and hydrogen, are indicated by prefixes or suffixes according to a specific set of priorities.
IUPAC Name List for Class 12
|IUPAC Full Form
|International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
|Polymer Division (Division IV)
|The science and technology of macromolecules and polymers
|Analytical Chemistry Division (Division V)
|The general aspects of analytical chemistry, separation methods, spectrochemical methods, electrochemical methods, nuclear chemistry methods, and applications to human health and the environment.
|Chemistry and the Environment Division (Division VI)
|Providing unbiased and timely authoritative reviews on the behavior of chemical compounds in food and the environment.
|Chemistry and Human Health Division (Division VII)
|Medicinal and clinical chemistry
|Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (Division VIII)
|Maintaining and developing standard systems for designating chemical structures, including both conventional nomenclature and computer-based systems.
|CHEMRAWN Committee (Chem Research Applied to World Needs)
|Discussing different ways chemistry can and should be used to help the world
|Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE)
|Coordinating IUPAC chemistry research with the educational systems of the world
|Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI)
|Coordinating IUPAC chemistry research with industrial chemistry needs
|Committee on Electronic and Printed Publications (CPEP)
|Evaluation Committee (EvC)
IUPAC names can sometimes be simpler than older names, as with ethanol, instead of ethyl alcohol. For relatively simple molecules they can be more easily understood than non-systematic names, which must be learned or looked over. However, the common or trivial name is often substantially shorter and clearer, and so preferred. These non-systematic names are often derived from an original source of the compound. Also, very long names may be less clear than structural formulas.
The IUPAC nomenclature is based on naming the molecule according to its longest chain of carbons, whether they’re connected by single bonds or form a ring. All deviations, be they multiple bonds or atoms other than carbon and hydrogen, are indicated by prefixes or suffixes according to a specific set of priorities.
You can download the IUPAC Name List PDF format using the link given below.