Chemical compounds are named for a variety of reasons such as for databases, publications, patents, and legal situations. Accordingly, this reference provides nomenclature compatible with those used in the most important databases (SciFinder, STN) and other indexes used by scientists. This comprehensive guide to the world of chemical nomenclature allows the user to find compound names, and to identify compounds from names, while understanding differences between the two international systems currently in use. With this book, one can generate or interpret names for organic, organometallic, and coordination compounds without relying on the often confusing IUPAC nomenclature publications.
"This is a very good guide to the construction of chemical names."
– Kevin Thurlow, Chemical Nomenclature Advisory Service, LGC Limited, in Applied Organometallic Chemistry, April 2008, Vol. 22, No. 2