Naming of new elements(IUPAC Recommendations 2002)

W. H. Koppenol
2002 Pure and Applied Chemistry  
A procedure is proposed to name new elements. After the discovery of a new element is established by a joint IUPAC­IUPAP Working Group, the discoverers are invited to propose a name and a symbol to the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division. Elements can be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property, or a scientist. After examination and acceptance by the Inorganic Chemistry Division, the proposal follows the accepted IUPAC procedure and is then submitted to the IUPAC Council for approval.
doi:10.1351/pac200274050787 fatcat:qttjgyvlyndjpmyfrvj4jastii