18-21 June 2015
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Europe/Ljubljana timezone
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The Clar and Fries Structure of Fullerenes

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth HARTUNG
Type: Oral presentation


A fullerene is a plane trivalent graph with pentagonal and hexagonal faces and is designed to model carbon molecules. The Fries number is the maximum number of benzene faces, or conjugated 6-circuits. The Clar number is the maximum number of independent benzene faces. These two parameters are linked to the stability of the molecule. We will discuss the structure of a fullerene with respect to these two parameters. In particular, we develop Fries chains, an analog to Clar chains, which were previously introduced by the authors. This is joint work with Jack Graver.


Location: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Address: Ramada resort hotel Borovška cesta 99 4280 Kranjska Gora

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