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Frequently Asked Questions


- What is IUPAC and what does it do?

- Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . tools to help with nomenclature and symbols questions?
. . . industrial connections?
. . . interest in education?
. . . a periodic table?
. . . grants and fellowship programs?

- How can I be involved?

- Where on the IUPAC web site is . . .
. . . a site map?
. . . contents of the IUPAC journals?
. . . access to mirror sites?

- How can I stay informed of IUPAC activities?

- What if I can not find what I am looking for?

>link to List of Abbreviations & Coding for IUPAC Bodies


What is IUPAC and what does it do?

IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, is a worldwide organization composed of national chemical societies from 44 countries. IUPAC is recognized as the world authority on chemical nomenclature, terminology, standardized methods for measurement, atomic weights and many other critically evaluated data.
Read About IUPAC, and check the organizational chart

Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . tools to help with nomenclature and symbols questions?

IUPAC issues recommendations on how to name compounds or what symbol to use for a specific quantity.

>link to nomenclature and symbols page

Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . industrial connections?

Yes. One of the IUPAC standing committees is the Committee On Chemistry and Industry (COCI) >link to COCI page for description and contact information.

Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . interest in education?

Yes. One of the IUPAC standing committees is the Committee on Chemistry Eductaion (CCE) >link to CCE page for description and contact information.

Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . a periodic table?

>link to the Chemical Elements page, including references and links to the IUPAC recommendations on naming the elements, atomic weights, isotopic composition, and periodic table.

Does IUPAC have . . .
. . . grants and fellowship programs?

IUPAC does not offer research grants, but its scientific activities are conducted by a project-driven system. For informations about the projects, including funding opportunities >check the Projects page

IUPAC sponsors approximately 30 international symposia and conferences each year, and in some cases, provides financial support >link to more information

IUPAC does not provide funding for scientists to attend conferences.
If funding for scientists to attend conferences is available, it is typically offered through the organizers. Contact information may be found on the Conference Calendar.

IUPAC awards a Prize for Young Chemists for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences. >link to Prize announcement

How can I be involved?

> The members of IUPAC are its National Adhering Organizations (NAOs), or chemical societies representative of different countries. Individuals are members of IUPAC Divisions, Committees, and Project Task Groups. Individuals may be affiliated with IUPAC by joining the Affiliate Member Program (AMP), and companies can explore with COCI how to become Company Associate.

Where on the IUPAC web site is . . .
. . . a site map?

> www.iupac.org/general/site_map.html
or take the site tour

Where on the IUPAC web site is . . .
. . . contents of the IUPAC journals?

Under the Publications section:

Pure and Applied Chemistry
> www.iupac.org/publications/pac

Chemistry International
> www.iupac.org/publications/ci

Where on the IUPAC web site is . . .
. . . access to mirror sites?

From the Homepage, under Mirror
> www.iupac.org/general/mirrors

How can I stay informed of IUPAC activities?

IUPAC Affiliates receive a copy of Chemistry International, the bimonthly IUPAC news magazine.
You may subscribe to e-news, which notifies subscribers of IUPAC activities and updates to the website.

What if I can not find what I am looking for?

E-mail me at <edit.web@iupac.org>

 


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