Group for Research in Decision Analysis

G-92-19

Maximum Number of Mutually Resonant Hexagons in Benzenoid Hydrocarbons

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Many properties of benzenoid hydrocarbons can be explained in terms of their maximum number of mutually resonant hexagons. It is shown that this number can be determined by mixed-integer, and in practice, linear programming. Computational results for benzenoids with several hundred hexagons are reported on.

, 10 pages