Enumeration of Kekulé structures in defective patterns of rectangular graphite

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The number of Kekulé structures is an indicator of the aromatic character of the underlying polybenzenoid. Graphite is a polybenzenoid. In this paper, a new algorithm is proposed for determining the number of Kekulé structures in rectangular graphite and its incomplete and defective variants. Defective patterns model functionalized structures. Moderate functionalization will cause a slight increase in the aromatic properties of the underlying patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalCroatica Chemica Acta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Aromatic character
  • Aromaticity
  • Conjugated systems
  • Functionalization

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  • Chemistry(all)

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