Fic help?

Dec. 15th, 2011 02:11 pm
caz963: (Donna UW)
[personal profile] caz963
I need to make up a reasonably authentic sounding name for a chemical which appears in the fic I'm currently writing. It's a major plot point, although it will only get one or two namechecks. I'm utterly rubbish at making up scientific gobbledeygook, so if anyone's got any ideas or knows of a comm for this sort of thing, I'd be grateful for the pointer.

Date: 2011-12-15 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flippet.livejournal.com
I'm on my way out the door, so I'm just tossing this at you without looking it over closely, but it may help a bit, or get you started. I'll check back later and see if I can help more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_%28chemistry%29

Date: 2011-12-15 05:19 pm (UTC)
hooloovoo_42: (Carter theory)
From: [personal profile] hooloovoo_42
Anything that starts with "di" or "tri". Ends in "ene", "ine", "one" "sol", "nol".

Dicortizine, triethazone, Methocaprinol.

Or add "blue" on the the end!

Date: 2011-12-15 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zinke.livejournal.com
What is the chemical supposed to do? Sometimes playing off it's purpose/action can work as a way tomake up a name for something.

Date: 2011-12-15 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caz963.livejournal.com
Good point. I'll email you later :)

Date: 2011-12-15 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcello.livejournal.com
There's always Upsydasium...

Date: 2011-12-18 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caz963.livejournal.com
*snerk!*

Date: 2011-12-17 05:14 pm (UTC)
develish1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] develish1
looks like you already have some good pointers, and without knowing what it does or is meant to do I can't suggest anything better :)

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