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A book of mine mentions a certain molecule, basketane, and provides its corresponding structure:

Now, I appreciate the book went on to mention this particular compound (I didn't know that organic molecules could be shaped like...well...a basket, so I find this interesting) but the problem is, that it didn't mention basketane's IUPAC nomenclature, much less how to go about naming it.

A quick internet search reveals the following IUPAC name for basketane:

Pentacyclo[$$4.4.0$$.$$\mathrm{0^{2,5}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{3,8}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{4,7}}$$]decane

But I'm still having trouble finding out how people even arrived at this name. Heck, I don't even know if the above mentioned name is even correct. I consulted all my Org. Chem books, and predictably, there was no mention of how to even begin naming basketane. I'm still in high school, so this particular kind of nomenclature is still alien to me (I haven't dealt with any super-scripts or carbons assigned the locant: zero yet).

Would anyone be able to:

1) Validate that name I've come across

2) Explain (citing a decent reference will do as well) how I ought to go about even naming this thing.

EDIT- @DHMO has been kind enough to point out two possible duplicates in the comment section below; but I'd still beg to differ.

A book of mine mentions a certain molecule, basketane, and provides its corresponding structure:

Now, I appreciate the book went on to mention this particular compound (I didn't know that organic molecules could be shaped like...well...a basket, so I find this interesting) but the problem is, that it didn't mention basketane's IUPAC nomenclature, much less how to go about naming it.

A quick internet search reveals the following IUPAC name for basketane:

Pentacyclo[$$4.4.0$$.$$\mathrm{0^{2,5}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{3,8}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{4,7}}$$]decane

But I'm still having trouble finding out how people even arrived at this name. Heck, I don't even know if the above mentioned name is even correct. I consulted all my Org. Chem books, and predictably, there was no mention of how to even begin naming basketane. I'm still in high school, so this particular kind of nomenclature is still alien to me (I haven't dealt with any super-scripts or carbons assigned the locant: zero yet).

Would anyone be able to:

1) Validate that name I've come across

2) Explain (citing a decent reference will do as well) how I ought to go about even naming this thing.

A book of mine mentions a certain molecule, basketane, and provides its corresponding structure:

Now, I appreciate the book went on to mention this particular compound (I didn't know that organic molecules could be shaped like...well...a basket, so I find this interesting) but the problem is, that it didn't mention basketane's IUPAC nomenclature, much less how to go about naming it.

A quick internet search reveals the following IUPAC name for basketane:

Pentacyclo[$$4.4.0$$.$$\mathrm{0^{2,5}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{3,8}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{4,7}}$$]decane

But I'm still having trouble finding out how people even arrived at this name. Heck, I don't even know if the above mentioned name is even correct. I consulted all my Org. Chem books, and predictably, there was no mention of how to even begin naming basketane. I'm still in high school, so this particular kind of nomenclature is still alien to me (I haven't dealt with any super-scripts or carbons assigned the locant: zero yet).

Would anyone be able to:

1) Validate that name I've come across

2) Explain (citing a decent reference will do as well) how I ought to go about even naming this thing.

EDIT- @DHMO has been kind enough to point out two possible duplicates in the comment section below; but I'd still beg to differ.

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# How's the IUPAC name of basketane determined?

A book of mine mentions a certain molecule, basketane, and provides its corresponding structure:

Now, I appreciate the book went on to mention this particular compound (I didn't know that organic molecules could be shaped like...well...a basket, so I find this interesting) but the problem is, that it didn't mention basketane's IUPAC nomenclature, much less how to go about naming it.

A quick internet search reveals the following IUPAC name for basketane:

Pentacyclo[$$4.4.0$$.$$\mathrm{0^{2,5}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{3,8}}$$.$$\mathrm{0^{4,7}}$$]decane

But I'm still having trouble finding out how people even arrived at this name. Heck, I don't even know if the above mentioned name is even correct. I consulted all my Org. Chem books, and predictably, there was no mention of how to even begin naming basketane. I'm still in high school, so this particular kind of nomenclature is still alien to me (I haven't dealt with any super-scripts or carbons assigned the locant: zero yet).

Would anyone be able to:

1) Validate that name I've come across

2) Explain (citing a decent reference will do as well) how I ought to go about even naming this thing.