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Provisional Recommendations

Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division
Polymer Divsion

Terminology and Nomenclature for Macromolecular Rotaxanes and Pseudorotaxanes

Prepared by Jirí Vohlídal, Edward S. Wilks, Andrey Yerin, Alain Fradet, Karl-Heinz Hellwich, Philip Hodge, Jaroslav Kahovec, Werner Mormann, Robert Stepto

This document provides (i) definitions of terms related to macromolecular rotaxanes andvmacromolecular pseudorotaxanes, and (ii) recommendations for naming these macromolecular assemblies.vThe nomenclature recommendations presented here have been developed by combining the nomenclaturevrules for the low-molecular-weight rotaxanes and the nomenclature rules for macromolecules (both established in published IUPAC Recommendations) in such a way that the developed nomenclature system provides unambiguous names for macromolecular rotaxanes (pseudorotaxanes) including differentiation among various isomers of these supramolecular assemblies. Application of the nomenclature recommendations is illustrated using examples covering a wide range of structure types of macromolecular rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes. An Alphabetical Index of Terms and a List of Abbreviations and Prefixes are included..

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Comments by 31 March 2012
To: Prof. Jirí Vohlídal
Faculty of Natural Science
Hlavova 2030
Praha CZ-12840
Czech Republic
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

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