I’m trying to get a name for the structure above using MarvinSketch for my undergraduate senior thesis. This is the first time I’ve had to draw a metal complex in MarvinSketch, and I’m having trouble getting the program to name it as is.
Right now, using the “structure to name” feature, the name I’m getting is 8,14‐dimethyl‐2-λ-4,20-λ-4,21-λ-4,27-λ-4‐tetraaza‐1-cobaltaheptacyclo[18.104.22.168,9.02,7.015,20.021,26.013,27]-heptacosa2(7),3,5,9(27),10,12,15(20),16,18,21(26),22,24‐dodecaene‐1,1‐diol, and I’m pretty darn sure that’s wrong.
I think this issue is that I drew the water molecules as being attached to the carbon via coordinate bonds but the polypyridine ligand as being attached by normal single bonds. I did this because the program wouldn’t even give a name if all bonds were drawn as coordinate bonds, and if I try to show the water molecules being attached by normal bonds, the program always either gives the waters a formal charge or removes one of the hydrogens to make it an -OH bonded to the cobalt.
I was wondering if someone could help me figure out how to get the program to properly name this complex, and perhaps also help me get the program to stop adding a formal charge/removing one of the hydrogens from the waters if I change the bond type to not be coordinate.
This is not a very important part of my thesis so if there’s no relatively easy way to get the IUPAC name I’m not going to worry about it (though it would be nice). I also unfortunately don’t have access to books on nomenclature from my school with us being remote.
Thank you very much