Application of Redfield-Pólya's Theorem to the enumeration of the substitution isomers of linear polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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In this brief work, we shall obtain the general formulae for the enumeration of the linear polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons isomers when the hydrogen atom or the CH group is substituted by one or more atoms or different groups (substitution isomers). Such formulae have been derived from Redfield-Pólya's Theorem (Burnside in Theory of groups of finite order. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1897; Redfield in Am J Math 49:433, 1927) application.Abstract Graphical Output: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2264-2270
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mathematical Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Redfield-Pólya's Theorem
  • Substitution isomers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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