Hodoodo Chemical Nomenclature

 

Chemical nomenclature is the term given to the naming of compounds. Chemists use specific rules and “conventions” to name different compounds. The nomenclature used most frequently worldwide is the one created and developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). However, the IUPAC name is usually very long and is not convenient for scientific communications and lab book recording. In order to make the name simple and unique, Hodoodo.com is proposing a very simple, and easy method to name chemicals and chemical intermediates, which is described as below:

 

Rule 1: using 3 three letters from its inchi key and the last 5 digit of its CAS number. Inchi key is consisted of 3 blocks of letters. The first letter of each block is used.

For example:

IUPAC name: ethyl 1-((2′-(2H-tetrazol-5-yl)-[1,1′-biphenyl]-4-yl)methyl)-2-ethoxy-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-7-carboxylate

CAS# 139481-58-6

Inchi Key: BCPWNYREAURMOP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Its name is BUN81586

 

Rule 2: using 3 three letters from its inchi key and the 5 digit of its molecule weight, if the chemical does not have a CAS number. Inchi key is consisted of 3 blocks of letters. The first letter of each block is used. For numbers from the molecule weight, (a) only use the integer with round up to nearest whole number, (b) if the molecule weight is less than 5 digit, use 0 to make up total 5 digit

For example:

IUPAC name: benzene-1,2,4-triyltriboronic acid

CAS#: Not available

Inchi Key: QMAURADHIXICIH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Molecule weight 209.56.

Its name should be QUN00210