A general and systematic approach to the topological analysis of isomerism and isomerization has been developed for compounds belonging to the triaryl systems Ar3ZX (e.g., Ar3CH, Ar3P) and Ar3Z (e.g., Ar3B), and also for the diaryl systems Ar2ZXY (e.g., Ar2CHCl, Ar2PH), Ar2ZX2 (e.g., Ar2CH2, Ar2O), and Ar2ZX (e.g., Ar2CO, Ar2O), where X and Y represent ligands or pseudo-ligands. The results may be displayed in the form of graphs, as illustrated by application to several examples from the literature. This method of analysis is broadly applicable to a large variety of molecular structures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry