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Let
*G* = (
*V*;
*E*) be a simple connected graph. The sets of vertices and edges of G are denoted by
*V* =
*V*(
*G*) and
*E* =
*E*(
*G*), respectively. In such a simple molecular graph, vertices represent atoms and edges represent bonds. The Sanskruti index
*S*(
*G*) is a topological index was defined as
*S*
* _{u}* is the summation of degrees of all neighbors of vertex

*u*in

*G*. The goal of this paper is to compute the Sanskruti index for circumcoronene series of benzenoid.

Let G = ( V ; E ) be a simple molecular graph without directed and multiple edges and without loops, the vertex and edge sets of it are represented by V = V ( G ) and E = E ( G ) , respectively. In chemical graphs, the vertices correspond to the atoms of the molecule, and the edges represent to the chemical bonds. Note that hydrogen atoms are often omitted. If e is an edge of G, connecting the vertices u and v, then we write e = u v and say “u and v are adjacent”. A connected graph is a graph such that there is a path between all pairs of vertices.

Mathematical chemistry is a branch of theoretical chemistry for discussion and prediction of the molecular structure using mathematical methods without necessarily referring to quantum mechanics. Chemical graph theory is a branch of mathematical chemistry which applies graph theory to mathematical modeling of chemical phenomena [

In mathematical chemistry, numbers encoding certain structural features of organic molecules and derived from the corresponding molecular graph, are called graph invariants or more commonly topological indices.

Among topological descriptors, connectivity indices are very important and they have a prominent role in chemistry. One of the best known and widely used is the connectivity index, introduced in 1975 by Milan Randić [

R ( G ) = ∑ u v ∈ E ( G ) 1 d u d v

where d u denotes G degree of vertex u. One of the important classes of connectivity indices is Sanskruti index S ( G ) defined as [

S ( G ) = ∑ u v ∈ E ( G ) ( S u S v S u + S v − 2 ) 3 .

Here our notation is standard and mainly taken from standard books of chemical graph theory [

In this section, we compute the Sanskruti index S ( G ) for circumcoronene series of benzenoid. The circumcoronene series of benzenoid is family of molecular graph, which consist several copy of benzene C 6 on circumference. The first terms of this series are H 1 = benzene , H 2 = coronene , H 3 = circumcoronene , H 4 = circumcircumcoronene , see

At first, consider the circumcoronene series of benzenoid H k for all integer number k ≥ 1 . From the structure of H k (

graph is equal to | V ( H k ) | = 6 k 2 and the number of edges/bonds is equal to | E ( H k ) | = 3 × 6 k ( k − 1 ) + 2 × 6 k 2 = 9 k 2 − 3 k . Because, the number of vertices/

atoms as degrees 2 and 3 are equal to 6 k and 6 k ( k − 1 ) and in circumco- ronene series of benzenoid molecule, there are two partitions V 2 = v ∈ V ( G ) | d v = 2 and V 3 = v ∈ V ( G ) | d v = 3 of vertices. These partitions imply that there are three partitions E 4 , E 5 and E 6 of edges set of molecule H k with size 6, 12 ( k − 1 ) and 9 k 2 − 15 k + 6 , respectively. Clearly, we mark the members of E 4 , E 5 and E 6 by red, green and black color in

From

• S v = S u = 2 + 3 = 5 for u , v ∈ V 2 and u v ∈ E 4

• S u = d v + d v = 6 for u ∈ V 2 , v ∈ V 3 and u v ∈ E 5

• S u = d v + d v + 3 = 7 for u ∈ V 3 , v ∈ V 2 and u v ∈ E 5

• S u = S v = d v + d u + 3 = 9 for u , v ∈ V 3 and u v ∈ E 6

So, the Sanskruti index for circumcoronene series of benzenoid H k ( k ≥ 1 ) will be

S ( H k ) = ∑ u v ∈ E ( G ) ( S u S v S u + S v − 2 ) 3 = ( 6 ) ( 5 × 5 5 + 5 − 2 ) 3 + ( 6 ) ( 5 × 7 5 + 7 − 2 ) 3 + ( 2 × 6 ( k − 2 ) ) ( 6 × 7 6 + 7 − 2 ) 3 + ( 6 ( k − 1 ) ) ( 7 × 9 7 + 9 − 2 ) 3 + ( 9 k 2 − 21 k + 12 ) ( 9 × 9 9 + 9 − 2 ) 3 = 6561 8 k 2 − 5141425023 4499456 k + 6499681847 40495104 .

In this paper, we discuss the Sanskruti index. We consider the molecular graph “circumcoronene series of benzenoid” and we compute its Sanskruti index.

Gao, Y.Y., Farahani, M.R., Sardar, M.S. and Zafar, S. (2017) On the Sanskruti Index of Circumcoronene Series of Benzenoid. Applied Mathematics, 8, 520-524. https://doi.org/10.4236/am.2017.84041