Names and symbols of the elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 (IUPAC Recommendations 2016)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

A joint IUPAC/IUPAP Working Party (JWP) has confirmed the discovery of the elements with atomic numbers (Z) 113, 115, 117 and 118. In accordance with the 2016 IUPAC guideline for naming new elements, the discoverers were invited to propose names and symbols for the elements. Claims have been assigned to them and the following are proposed: (a) nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element with Z = 113, (b) moscovium with the symbol Mc, for the element with Z = 115, (c) tennessine with the symbol Ts, for the element with Z = 117, and oganesson with the symbol Og, for the element with Z = 118. After careful deliberation on these names and symbols, considering the 2016 rules and a public review period, the Inorganic Chemistry Division recommended these proposals for acceptance by the IUPAC Council.

element 117

technical report

element 113

element 118



IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry

element name

element 115


Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

J. Reedijk

Leiden Institute of Chemistry

Pure and Applied Chemistry

0033-4545 (ISSN) 13653075 (eISSN)

Vol. 88 12 1225-1229





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