I wonder what the IUPAC names of fullerene-like molecules, I mean all those hydrocarbons with 3-D structure. Do we have another name of these compounds or are they classified as aromatic?


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I think I've found relevent sources here:

https://old.iupac.org/publications/pac/1997/pdf/6907x1411.pdf http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/fullerene/

However, I still wonder if we have another name for all those hydrocarbons with 3-dimensional structures. Should they be regarded as a subclass of "aromatic" or do we have another name for them?

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    $\begingroup$ This is not really an answer and in my opinion should be edited in your question. $\endgroup$
    – andselisk
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ I am considering converting that to an edit. Right now it poses more questions than it answers. In addition, whilst the links may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link only for reference. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 8:53
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    $\begingroup$ Polycyclic cage? ebi.ac.uk/chebi/searchId.do?chebiId=CHEBI%3A33640 - Agreed that this question could do with a cleanup $\endgroup$
    – gilleain
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 9:24

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