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Volume 16, Issue 1


Volume 13 (2015)

Topological Indices of H-Naphtalenic Nanosheet

Nazeran Idrees / Muhammad Jawwad Saif
  • Department of Applied Chemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad Pakistan
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/ Afshan Sadiq
  • Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Government College University Lahore, Faisalabad Pakistan
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/ Asia Rauf
  • Department of Mathematics, Government College Women University Faisalabad, Faisalabad Pakistan
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/ Fida Hussain
Published Online: 2018-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2018-0131


In chemical graph theory, a single numeric number related to a chemical structure is called a topological descriptor or topological index of a graph. In this paper, we compute analytically certain topological indices for H-Naphtalenic nanosheet like Randic index, first Zagreb index, second Zagreb index, geometric arithmetic index, atom bond connectivity index, sum connectivity index and hyper-Zagreb index using edge partition technique. The first multiple Zagreb index and the second multiple Zagreb index of the nanosheet are also discussed in this paper.

Keywords: topological indices; chemical graphs; degree of vertices; nanosheet; drug designing

1 Introduction

A topological index is a numeric quantity associated to molecular graph, which contains information about the physicochemical properties of a compound and also helps in the mathematical modeling of biological reactivity of chemicals. Topological indices remain invariant under isomorphism of graphs. Most of the topological indices depend on the degree of vertices of chemical graph or distance between the vertices. They are being widely used in QSAR/ QSPR studies in chemistry and drug designing. We refer to [1,2] for readers interested in applications of topological indices in structural activity relations and drug modeling.

A graph with edge set E(G) and vertex set V(G) is connected, if there exist an association between any two vertices in G. A chemical graph is a simple graph i.e undirected, without loops and multiple edges, whose vertices represent atoms and edges represent bonds between those atoms of any chemical structure. Edges may be labeled as 1 and 2 to emphasize the single and double bonds between atoms, respectively. Number of vertices attached to a given vertex, say, v is called the degree of v, denoted by dv and Su=Σ(νNu)dvwhere Nu={vV(G)|uvE(G)}.The first degree based topological index is Randic index χ(G) introduced by Milan Randic[3] in 1975 and is defined as:


The general Randic index was proposed by Bollobás and Erdös[4] in 1998, defined as


Obviously, Randic index is the particular case of Rα (G when α=12.

The first and second Zagreb index was introduced by Gutman and Trinajstić [5] in 1972 more than thirty years ago as


The widely used atom-bond connectivity (ABC) index is introduced by Estrada et al. [6] and is defined as


Sum connectivity index(SCI) was introduced by Zhou and Trinajstić [7] as


The Geometric-arithmetic index, GA(G) index of a graph G

was introduced by Vukičević and Furtula [8] given by the formula:


Shirdel et al. [9] in 2013 introduced a new degree based Zagreb index named hyper-Zagreb index defined as


The first and second multiple Zagreb index was introduced by Ghorbani et al. [10] in 2012 as


In the paper, we computed the degree based topological indices, defined above, for H-Naphtalenic nanotube. Exact formulas for these indices are derived analytically.

2 Methods

The structure of a carbon nanotube is formed by a layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal mesh. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are peri-condensed Benzenoids, which are long thin cylinders of carbon, were discovered in 1991 by Sumio lijima [11]. Nanosheets are two-dimensional lattice of carbon nanotubes whose thickness ranges from 1-100 nm

A H-Naphtalenic Nanosheet is made by alternating hexagons C6, squares C 4 and octagons C8 as shown in figure1. The number of vertices in H-Naphtalenic Nanosheet H[m,n] is 10nm, here m denotes the number of paired hexagons in each alternant row with C 4 cycle and n denotes the number of rows containing C 4.

Graph of H-Naphtalenic nanosheet H[m,n].

Graph of H-Naphtalenic nanosheet H[m,n].

We can see from definitions of degree based topological indices that the indices depend upon degrees of end vertices of edges. We partition the edges according to the degrees of adjacent vertices. All vertices of H-Naphtalenic nanotube has degrees either 2 or 3. So, we have three different types of edges, we denote the edges whose end vertices have degrees 2,2 by E(2,2). Second types of edges have end vertices of degree 2,3 denoted by E(2,3) and the third type of edges have end vertices of degree 3,3 denoted by E(3,3). Total number of edges of type is 2n+4, number of edges of type E(2,3) are 4(2m+n-2) and number of edges of type E(3,3) are m(15n-14)-4(n-1). This edge partitioning is summarized in the table given below E(2,2).

Ethical approval: The conducted research is not related to either human or animal use.

3 Results and Discussion

Theorem 1: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its Randic index is given as:


Proof. Using the edge partition in Table1, we compute the general Randic index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] as defined in equation (2):

Table 1

Edge partition of nanosheet H[m,n] based on the degree of end vertices of each edges.


Substituting the values from table1, we get:


After simplification, we get


Now we find the general Randic index for α=12


This implies that


After simplification, we get


Theorem 2: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its first Zagreb index is equal to


Proof. We compute the first Zagreb index of H[m,n] as defined in equation (3), by using the edge partition based on the degree of end vertices of each edge in above table.


This implies that


Simplifying, we get


Theorem 3: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its second Zagreb index is equal to:


Proof: We compute the second Zagreb index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] by using equation (4):


This implies that


After an easy simplification, we get


Theorem 4: The ABC index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n]is given by


Proof: We compute the Atom Bond Connectivity index ABC of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] using equation (5) as


Using table 1 we have


After simplification, we get


Theorem 5: The sum connectivity index SCI of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] is


Proof: We compute the sum connectivity index SCI of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] using the definition in equation (6),


Using table 1, we get


which is simplified to


Theorem 6: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its geometric-arithmetic index is given as


Proof: We compute the geometric-arithmetic index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n]as follows:

GAH [ m,n ]=uvEG2dudvdu+dv=uvE2,22dudvdu+dv+uvE3,32dudvdu+dv+uvE3,32dudvdu+dv+

Using the edge partition given in table 1, we get GA(H[m,n])=(2n+4)22×22+2+4(2m+n2)22×32+3++((15mn14m)4(n1))23×33+3.

After simplification, we get


Theorem 7: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its hyper-Zagreb index is


Proof: Using equation (8), hyper-Zagreb index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] is


Table 1 implies


Simplifying, we get


Theorem 8: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its first multiple Zagreb index is equal to:


Proof: Using the definition of first multiple Zagreb index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] from equation (9)


This implies that


After an easy simplification, we get


Theorem 9: Consider the H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n], then its second multiple Zagreb index is equal to:


Proof: We compute the second multiple Zagreb index of H-Naphtalenic nanotube H[m,n] defined in equation (10) as:


Which can be split as


This implies that


After an easy simplification, we get


Topological indices provide a way to quantify the information from chemical graphs. These indices encode numerical form of basic properties of molecules and these can be used in QSAR modeling of the nanotube, as the indices are correlated to physio-chemical properties of the nanotube like boiling point, heat capacity, melting point, chemical reactivity, stability, enthalpy of formation, chirality, molar refraction, and many others.

4 Conclusion

In this paper, we derived analytically the well-known degree depending topological descriptors of H-Naphtalenic nanosheet like Randic index, different variants of Zagreb indices, atom bond connectivity index, Geometric Arithmetic index, sum connectivity index and gave closed formulae for these descriptors. It can help a lot to find a deep insight in the topological structure of nanotubes and can predict their reactivity with other compounds.


Authors are highly grateful to reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions.


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About the article

Received: 2018-05-27

Accepted: 2018-09-06

Published Online: 2018-11-14

Conflict of interest: Authors declare no conflict of interest.

Citation Information: Open Chemistry, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 1184–1188, ISSN (Online) 2391-5420, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2018-0131.

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