Alkanes and Alkyls: their Structural Isomers, Clanes and Cycle Indices

M.Yu. Kornilov


Alkanes are investigated in every detail, that any original news about them seems more and more sophisticated and complicated [1]. Newertheless this area of organic chemistry remains quite mysterious and attractive. Some bases of the enumeration of the isomer numbers have been included into the course books for students of Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University [2 – 3]. We are suggesting here two new aspects of the alkanes struсture and topology, discussing them together with alkyls.


alkanes; alkyls; structural isomers; clanes; cycle indices

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