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Provisional Recommendations

Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division


Numbering of Fullerenes

Prepared for publication by F. Cozzi, W. H. Powell, and C. Thilgen

Rules for numbering (C60-Ih)[5,6]fullerene and (C70-D5h(6))[5,6]fullerene were codified in a publication “Nomenclature for the (C60-Ih)[5,6] and (C70-D5h(6))[5,6]fullerenes” published in Pure Appl. Chem. 74(4), 629-695, 2002.

The current publication contains recommendations for numbering a wide variety of fullerenes of different sizes, and of various point group symmetries, including low symmetries such as Cs, Ci, and Cl, as well as many fullerenes that have been isolated and structurally well characterized. These recommendations are based on the principles established in the earlier publication, and aim to identify well-defined, and preferably contiguous helical pathway for numbering. Rules for systematically completing the numbering of fullerene structures the numbering of which becomes discontinuous are presented.

> Download full text of the Provisional Recommendations (3 pdf files: part 1 (pp1-35), 1.81MB; part 2 (pp 36-66), 1.32MB, and part 3 (pp 67-98), 988KB)

Comments by 31 August 2004
To Dr. Warren H. Powell
1436 Havencrest Court
Columbus, Ohio 43220-3841, USA

Tel.: +1-614-451-1830
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