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Name and Symbol of the Element with Atomic Number
Prepared for publication by J. Corish and G. M. Rosenblatt
A joint IUPAC-IUPAP Working Party (JWP) has confirmed
the discovery of element number 111 and this by the collaboration
of Hofmann et al. from the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung
mbH (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany. In accord with IUPAC procedures,
the discoverers have proposed a name and symbol for the element. The
Inorganic Chemistry Division Committee now recommends this proposal
for acceptance. The proposed name is roentgenium with symbol
This proposal lies within the long established tradition
of naming elements to honour famous scientists. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
discovered X-rays in 1895.
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Recommendations (pdf file - 15KB)
Comments by 31 October 2004
To Prof. John Corish
University of Dublin
Chemistry Department, Trinity College
Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: + (1) 6081776
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