IUPAC is the acronym (in its name in English) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry ( The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry ), which is responsible for generating the nomenclature of chemical substances, both organic and inorganic, to edit the tables of chemical properties, the standardization of atomic weights and the physical constants of elements and compounds. Likewise, the IUPAC is in charge of the review of research articles, the standardization of the formats in which the research is published and the novelty of these.
The IUPAC arose in 1919, made up of chemists and research scientists who clearly saw the need for weights, measures, names and chemical symbols to be standardized, in order for all sectors to speak the same language within the chemical industry and your academic world.
At present, the main objective of IUPAC is to promote worldwide communication in the chemical sciences. The organization is part of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is the recognized world authority on chemical nomenclature. Manages the element naming system through the Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols , which, along with eleven other committees, serve as advisory bodies serving the President and Executive Committee of the organization .