- Element 108 : hahnium; changed from hessium.
- In 1981 the laboratory created and detected Element 107, and by 1984 it had added Elements 108 and 109 to the periodic table.
- For example, " Uno " was the temporary symbol for hassium ( element 108 ) which had the temporary name of " unniloctium ".
- Dropped from the union's previous list of provisional names are " joliotium " for Element 105, for the French physicist Frederick Joliot-Curie, and " hahnium " for Element 108, honoring the German physicist Otto Hahn.
- The German group at the Gesellschaft f黵 Schwerionenforschung ( GSI ) in Darmstadt, who had ( undisputedly ) discovered elements 107 to 109, were dragged into the controversy when the Commission suggested that the name " hahnium ", proposed for element 105 by the Americans, be used for GSI's element 108 instead.
- Although widely used in the chemical community on all levels, from chemistry classrooms to advanced textbooks, the recommendations were mostly ignored among scientists in the field, who either called it " element 108 ", with the symbol of " ( 108 ) " or even simply " 108 ", or used the proposed name " hassium ".
- In 1994 a committee of IUPAC recommended that element 108 be named " hahnium " ( Hn ) after the German physicist Otto Hahn, after an older suggestion of " ottohahnium " ( Oh ) so that elements named after Hahn and Lise Meitner ( meitnerium ) would be next to each other, honoring their joint discovery of nuclear fission.
- Subject to confirmation by the union's members at a meeting in Geneva next August, these will be the names of the six new elements : Element 104, Rutherfordium ( symbol Rf ); Element 105, Dubnium ( symbol Db ); Element 106, Seaborgium ( symbol Sg ); Element 107, Bohrium ( symbol Bh ); Element 108, Hassium ( symbol Hs ), and Element 109, Meitnerium ( symbol Mt ).
- In 1963, Soviet scientist Victor Cherdyntsev, who had previously claimed the existence of primordial curium-247, claimed to have discovered element 108 ( specifically, the 267 Hs isotope, which supposedly had a half life of 400 to 500 million years ) in natural molybdenite and suggested the name " sergenium " ( symbol Sg; at the time, this symbol had not yet been taken by seaborgium ) for it, after the ancient city of Serik along the Silk Road in Kazakhstan where his molybdenite samples came from.