Global Forcing Numbers of Handgun-shaped Benzenoid Systems

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Global Forcing Numbers of Handgun-shaped Benzenoid Systems

Current Nanoscience, 10(5): 766-771.

Author(s): Xiu-Song Liu, Shou-Jun Xu and Liangping Tu.

Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Statistics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China.


Let G be a molecular graph with bond set E(G) that admits a Kekulé structure. A global forcing set of G is any subset of E(G) such that no two Kekulé structures of G coincide on S. The number of bonds in a global forcing set of the smallest cardinality is called the global forcing number of G. The global forcing number gives some sort of identification of the minimal amount of information required to specify Kekule structures of a molecular graph. In this article, we give explicit formulae for global forcing numbers of handgun-shaped benzenoid systems. As a corollary, formulae for the global forcing numbers of parallelogram benzenoid systems can be obtained. [J. Sedlar, The global forcing number of the parallelogram polyhex, Discrete Appl. Math. 160 (2012) 2306-2313].


Benzenoid hydrocarbon, global forcing number, global forcing set, handgun-shaped benzenoid system, Kekule structure, perfect matching.

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Article Details

Volume: 10
Issue Number: 5
First Page: 766
Last Page: 771
Page Count: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573413710666140422231509

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