By D.H. Rouvray, R.B. King, Dennis H. Rouvray, R. Bruce King
This quantity addresses a few topological issues of direct relevance to chemists. Topological options at the moment are frequently utilized in vast components of chemistry, together with molecular engineering and layout, chemical toxicology, the examine of molecular form, crystal and floor constructions, chemical bonding, macromolecular species comparable to polymers and DNA, and environmental chemistry. at present, the layout and synthesis of recent medications and agrochemicals are of especial value. Our best concentration this is at the position performed by means of topological indices within the description and characterisation of molecular species. the 1st such characterization of a molecular constitution was once accomplished a few fifty five years in the past while pioneering paintings via Harry Wiener brought the now recognized Wiener index. This index, besides various different significant topological indices, are mentioned herein. specifically, the strong and masses used connectivity indices are explored intensive. during this ebook a global group of best specialists not just assessment their respective fields but additionally current their newest findings. The significant merits provided by way of topological indices within the research of chemical difficulties in technology, drugs, and are highlighted. the quantity documents court cases of the Harry Wiener Memorial convention at the function of Topology in Chemistry, held on the collage of Georgia in March 2001, and serves as a becoming tribute to the chemical contributions of the past due Harry Wiener.