Project Details Nomenclature for macromolecular rotaxanes (revised title)

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 January 2000
End Date:
19 June 2007
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  (previous 2000-037-1-400)

Creation of a standard nomenclature system for threaded macrocyclic molecules known as rotaxanes.


There are currently no standards for nomenclature of macromolecular rotaxanes. This field of polymers has been of intense interest to the scientific community for the last 15 years. Standardisation of nomenclature in this field is highly desirable and long overdue.


Comments generated at the Warsaw 2000 meeting, were incorporated; progress reviewed at the GA in Brisbane (July 2001); final acceptance anticipated for 2003.

> See also project on Nomenclature for rotaxanes and catenanes

Project completed – to continue as #2007-009-1-800

<project announcement published inChem.Int.24(3) 2002>