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Current Computer-Aided Drug Design

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1573-4099
ISSN (Online): 1875-6697

On Molecular Graph Comparison

Author(s): Jenny A. Melo and Edgar Daza

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2011

Page: [83 - 89] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/157340911795677594

Price: $65

Abstract

Since the last half of the nineteenth century, molecular graphs have been present in several branches of chemistry. When used for molecular structure representation, they have been compared after mapping the corresponding graphs into mathematical objects. However, direct molecular comparison of molecular graphs is a research field less explored. The goal of this mini-review is to show some distance and similarity coefficients which were proposed to directly compare molecular graphs or which could be useful to do so.

Keywords: Graph distance, graph similarity, molecular graph, molecular similarity, graph comparison, mapping, similarity coefficients, QSAR, QSPR, docking


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