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|Title:||The total π-electron energy saga|
|Journal:||Croatica Chemica Acta|
|Abstract:||The total π-electron energy, as calculated within the Hückel tight-binding molecular orbital approximation, is a quantum-theoretical characteristic of conjugated molecules that has been conceived as early as in the 1930s. In 1978, a minor modification of the definition of total π-electron energy was put forward, that made this quantity interesting and attractive to mathematical investigations. The concept of graph energy, introduced in 1978, became an extensively studied graph-theoretical topic, with many hundreds of published papers. A great variety of graph energies is being considered in the current mathematical-chemistry and mathematical literature. Recently, some unexpected applica-tions of these graph energies were discovered, in biology, medicine, and image processing. We provide historic, bibliographic, and statistical data on the research on total π-electron energy and graph energies, and outline its present state of art. The goal of this survey is to provide, for the first time, an as-complete-as-possible list of various existing variants of graph energy, and thus help the readers to avoid getting lost in the jungle of references on this topic.|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Science, Kragujevac|
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