Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols

What We Do

Enabling a common language for chemistry


Educate, facilitate, and advocate for the use of chemical representations that support universal understanding of chemistry


  • Achieve a common language of chemistry by educating its practitioners
  • Facilitate the interaction of chemists to implement appropriate chemical representations
  • Advocate for the use of a common language of chemistry

Who We Are:

Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols (NTS) committee members and associates are appointed by the ACS President. Councilors and non-councilors are welcome.


  • Browse our curated collection of significant nomenclature, terminology, and symbols resources.

Get Involved

Interested in learning more or joining the committee?

Contact Us

Send an email if you have questions or need more information about the Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols.

Michelle Monnens Rogers, Chair

Maria Kriz, NTS Outreach Project lead