Title: Nomenclature for Rotaxane
Mormann, Edward S.
Wilks, and Andrey
To elaborate the IUPAC interdivisional document on the nomenclature
rules for naming rotaxane polymers. Work on this document was started
earlier (project 2000-037-1-800)
but was interrupted in 2004 to await the completion of the IUPAC
recommendations for naming low-molecular-weight rotaxanes (project
was to avoid the appearance of discrepancies and inconsistencies
in the rules proposed in these closely-related documents.
The recommendations published by the Commission on Macromolecular
of Macromolecular Nomenclature. Blackwell Scientific Publications,
Oxford (1991)] have dealt with regular single-strand organic macromolecules
[Pure Appl. Chem. 2002, 74 (10): 1921-1956], regular single-strand
and quasi-single-strand inorganic and coordination polymers [Pure
Appl. Chem. 1985, 57, 149-168], copolymer macromolecules [Pure
Appl. Chem. 1985, 57, 1427-1440], regular double-strand organic
polymers [Pure Appl. Chem. 1993, 65, 1561-1580], irregular
single-strand organic polymers [Pure Appl. Chem. 1994, 66,
873-889], and non-linear macromolecules, and macromolecular assemblies
[Pure Appl. Chem. 1997, 69, 2511-2521].
The proposed document will provide recommendations for the nomenclature
for macromolecular structures having a linear component that is
encircled by, but not bonded to, a cyclic component (knotted structures
will be excluded). As a class, these structures are called "macromolecular
rotaxanes" or "rotaxane polymers". As far as possible,
the principles of nomenclature established in the IUPAC Recommendations:
"Nomenclature for Rotaxanes" [project
2002-007-1-800] are to be followed in this document.