This text outlines the basic facts concerning KekulA(c) structures in benzenoid hydrocarbons: their history, applications and especially enumeration. The book is primarily aimed at organic and theoretical chemists interested in the enumeration of KekulA(c) structures of conjugated hydrocarbons as well as to scientists working in the field of mathematical and computational chemistry. The level of mathematics required from the reader matches the skills of normally educated undergraduate chemistry students. Furthermore, all important combinatorial formulas are exemplified and illustrated by pertinent special cases. The book may be of some relevance also to mathematicians wishing to learn about contemporary applications of combinatorics, graph theory and other branches of discrete mathematics.
Contents: Introduction.- Benzenoid Systems: Basic Concepts.- Kekule Structures and Their Numbers: General Results.- Introduction to the Enumeration of Kekule Structures.- Non-Kekulean and Essentially Disconnected Benzenoid Systems.- Catacondensed Benzenoids.- Annelated Benzenoids.- Classes of Basic Benzenoids (I).- Classes of Basic Benzenoids (II): Multiple Zigzag Chain.- Regular Three-, Four- and Five-Tier Strips.- Classes of Basic Benzenoids (III).- Classes of Basic Benzenoids (IV): Rectangles.- Regular Six-Tier Strips and Related Systems.- Determinant Formulas.- Algorithm: A Generalization.- Pericondensed All-Benzenoids and Related Classes.- Benzenoids with Repeated Units.- Distribution of K, and Kekule Structure Statistics.- Bibliography.- Subject Index.
Series: Lecture Notes in Chemistry
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: May 1988
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.59