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Query on IUPAC nomenclature of coordination complexes

  1. Jul 13, 2018 #1

    Wrichik Basu

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    I could finally get a copy of the Red Book 2005 from a library. In the chapter dedicated to nomenclature of coordinate complexes, while explaining the κ-system of specifying donor atoms, the following two examples were given (among many others):


    Can anyone explain how the naming is done for the two compounds (labelled 2 and 3 in the picture)? The problem that I am facing is with the closed rings. From where is the naming started?
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  3. Jul 18, 2018 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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