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The Weighty Matter of Names

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Science  14 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5306, pp. 1570
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5306.1570b

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Signaling an end to pitched battles between rival labs, an international commission of chemists last month presented a revised list of names for elements 104 to 109 to chemistry's high court, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. IUPAC will rule on the names this August.