Editorial: Topological investigations of chemical networks

Muhammad Javaid, Muhammad Imran

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The topic of computing the topological indices (TIs) being a graph-theoretic modeling of the networks or discrete structures has become an important area of research nowadays because of its immense applications in various branches of the applied sciences. TIs have played a vital role in mathematical chemistry since the pioneering work of famous chemist Harry Wiener in 1947. However, in recent years, their capability and popularity has increased significantly because of the findings of the different physical and chemical investigations in the various chemical networks and the structures arising from the drug designs. In additions, TIs are also frequently used to study the quantitative structure property relationships (QSPRs) and quantitative structure activity relationships (QSARs) models which correlate the chemical structures with their physio-chemical properties and biological activities in a dataset of chemicals. These models are very important and useful for the research community working in the wider area of cheminformatics which is an interdisciplinary field combining mathematics, chemistry, and information science. The aim of this editorial is to arrange new methods, techniques, models, and algorithms to study the various theoretical and computational aspects of the different types of these topological indices for the various molecular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalMain Group Metal Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021


  • chemical structures
  • graph-theoretic techniques
  • topological indices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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