DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 2000; 392 pp; hardcover Volume: 51 ISBN10: 0821809873 ISBN13: 9780821809877 List Price: US$114 Member Price: US$91.20 Order Code: DIMACS/51
 This volume contains the proceedings from the first DIMACS meeting on discrete mathematical chemistry held at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). The contributions reflect the presentations and spotlight the breadth of current research on the topicfrom the Benzenoid Clar problem to the Wulffshape of sphere packings. Much of the volume reflects the combined mathematical and physical interest in the new molecules, fullerenes. This DIMACS conference highlighted the range of opportunities for fruitful and informed collaboration across the mathematicschemistry boundaries. The interdisciplinary nature of the contributions pays testament to the fact that "real" chemistry and "real" mathematics do indeed interact. Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians and chemists interested in combinatorics. Table of Contents  H. Abeledo and G. Atkinson  The Clar and Fries problems for benzenoid hydrocarbons are linear programs
 S. C. Basak and B. D. Gute  Use of graph invariants in QMSA and predictive toxicology
 G. Brinkmann  Isomorphism rejection in structure generation programs
 L. Bytautas, D. J. Klein, M. Randić, and T. Pisanski  Foldedness in linear polymers: A difference between graphical and Euclidean distances
 G. Caporossi, P. Hansen, and M. Zheng  Enumeration of fusenes to \(h\) = 20
 D. Cvetković  Characterizing properties of some graph invariants related to electron charges in the Hückel molecular orbital theory
 O. D. Friedrichs  Fast embeddings for planar molecular graphs
 O. D. Friedrichs and M. Deza  More icosahedral fulleroids
 A. Dietz, C. Fiorio, M. Habib, and C. Laurenço  Representation of stereochemistry using combinatorial maps
 B. T. Fan, A. Panaye, J. H. Yao, S. G. Yuan, and J. P. Doucet  Geometric symmetry and chemical equivalence
 P. W. Fowler, P. E. John, and H. Sachs  (36)cages, hexagonal toroidal cages, and their spectra
 P. W. Fowler, T. Pisanski, A. Graovac, and J. Žerovnik  A generalized ring spiral algorithm for coding fullerenes and other cubic polyhedra
 X. Guo and M. Randić  An efficient algorithm for determining fixed bonds and normal components in a bipartite graph
 R. Hefferlin  Numerical solutions of the Laplace equation in chemical spaces
 S. T. Hyde and S. Ramsden  Chemical frameworks and hyperbolic tilings
 A. Kerber, R. Laue, and T. Wieland  Discrete mathematics for combinatorial chemistry
 R. B. King  Carbon networks on cubic infinite periodic minimal surfaces
 S. Klavžar  Applications of isometric embeddings to chemical graphs
 J. Malkevitch  Geometrical and combinatorial questions about fullerenes
 P. G. Mezey  Topological methods of molecular shape analysis: Continuum models and discretization
 H. M. Ohlenbusch, N. Rivier, T. Aste, and B. Dubertret  Random networks in two dimensions. Simulations and correlations
 C. M. Quinn, D. B. Redmond, and P. W. Fowler  Group and graph theoretical perspectives on the structures of large icosahedral cages
 M. Randić, X. Guo, and S. Bobst  Use of path matrices for a characterization of molecular structures
 P. Rowlinson  Star sets and star complements in finite graphs: A spectral construction technique
 H. Terrones and M. Terrones  Geometry and energetics of high genus fullerenes and nanotubes
 P. Vismara and C. Laurenço  An abstract representation for molecular graphs
 J. M. Wills  The Wulffshape of large periodic sphere packings
 A. V. Zeigarnik  On hypercycles and hypercircuits in hypergraphs
 F. Zhang and H. Li  On maximal energy ordering of acyclic conjugated molecules
