Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (VIII)
Title: Fullerene nomenclature - part II
Chairman: W.H. Powell
Members: F. Cozzi,
C. Thilgen, and P.M.
Remarks: see Part I > project
Completion Date: 2005 - project completed
- Extend the principles for numbering the C60-Ih-
and C70-D5h(6)-fullerenes to be published
to other axial fullerenes and to develop numbering principles for
- To develop a method for uniquely naming fullerenes with degenerate
symmetry point group symbols.
- Extend the principles for describing stereochemical configuration
of single component fullerenes and their derivatives to be published
[see (1) above] to multicomponent fullerenes and, if possible, to
structurally modified fullerenes.
- To finish this work as quickly as possible. Absence of systematic
numbering recommendations will lead to a variety of names, IUPAC,
CAS, and trivial. The nucleus of the team given above has worked well
together, has produced results with allotted times and can finish
this project within the two year time frame.
Names and numbering recommendations for C60-Ih-
and C70-D5h(6)-fullerenes, for skeletal
modifications of these two extremely common fullerenes, for substitutive
derivatives, and for organic fused ring and bridged derivatives is to
be published later this year as Part I of publications on nomenclature
of fullerenes [see project 310/24/98].
Recommendations for describing stereochemical configurations for C60-Ih-
and C70-D5h(6)-fullerenes and their derivatives
is also included.
Now it is necessary to extend the numbering principles established
for the C60-Ih- and C70-D5h(6)-fullerenes
to as many of the other known and postulated fullerenes as possible,
so that the nomenclature of derivatives and a configurational description
of chiral fullerenes recommended in Part I can be applied to all fullerene
derivatives as they become known. An initial draft of proposals for
numbering fullerenes other than C60-Ih-
and C70-D5h(6)-fullerenes has been prepared
and should be ready for discussion at the first opportunity for a meeting
of the working group. Other phases of the project will be initiated
in order to be developed for consideration during a first meeting of
the working group.
A draft document is submitted to public review comments until 31
August 2004 > see provisional recommendations
project completed - IUPAC Recommendations published in Pure
77(5), 843-923, 2005
Last update: 9 May 2005
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