Focused bibliography for Dr. Alexandru Balaban


     So far, Professor Balaban has authored or edited 17 books and has published 72 book chapters and 775
     papers in peer-reviewed journals. From the last ones, 52 were in
Tetrahedron and 31 in Tetrahedron

     The following 25 publications have been selected; all are available as electronic reprints.

Autobiographical reviews

     1.  A. T. Balaban, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 1995, 35, 339-350: Chemical graphs: looking back and a
          glimpse ahead.

     2.  A. T. Balaban, MATCH, Commun. Math. Comput. Chem. 2011, 66, 7-32: Autobiographical notes: 80
          years of age, 68 years of chemistry.

     3.  A.  T. Balaban, Rev. Roum. Chim. 2012, 57, 535-557 Brief review of contributions to organic

Pyrylium salts

     4.  A. T. Balaban, V. E. Sahini and E. Keplinger, Tetrahedron, 1960, 9,163-174 : Electronic absorption
          spectra of alkyl- and phenyl-substituted pyrylium salts.

     5.  A. T. Balaban, G. D. Mateescu and M. Elian, Tetrahedron, 1962, 18, 1083-1094: Infra-red absorption
          spectra of pyrylium salts.

     6.  A. T. Balaban, Balaban-Nenitzescu-Praill Reaction, In: Name Reactions in Heterocyclic Chemistry II
(J. J. Li, ed.) with a foreword by E. J. Corey. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2011, pp. 402-419.


     7.  A. T. Balaban and Z. Simon, Tetrahedron, 1962, 18, 315-321: Aromaticity constants.

     8.  A. T. Balaban, Pure Appl. Chem., 1980, 52, 1409-1429: Is aromaticity outmoded?

     9.  A. T. Balaban, D. C. Oniciu, and A.R.Katritzky, Chem. Rev. 2004, 104, 2777-2812: Aromaticity as a
          cornerstone in heterocyclic chemistry.

Stable nitrogen free radicals

     10.  A. T. Balaban, P. T. Frangopol, M. Frangopol and N. Negoita, Tetrahedron, 1967, 23, 4661-4676:
            Stability and equilibria of free radicals. III. Preparation of stable, sterically shielded,
            diarylnitrogen radicals with donor and acceptor aryl groups in the same molecule.


     11.  V. I. Minkin, L. P. Olekhnovich, V .P. Metlushenko, N. G. Furmanova, I. Bally and A. T. Balaban,
            Tetrahedron, 1981, 37, Suppl. 1, 421-427: Molecular structure and tautomerism of the
            1,3,2-benzodioxaarsole ether of tropolone.

     12.  A. T. Balaban, M. D. Gheorghiu, A. Schiketanz, and A. Necula, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1989, 111,
            734-735: Catalytic automerization of phenanthrene.


     13.  P. T. Frangopol, A. T. Balaban, L. Birladeanu and E. Cioranescu, Tetrahedron,  1961, 16, 59-67:
            Synthesis of 2,5-diaryloxazoles through Friedel-Crafts reaction of azlactones with aromatic

Boron chelates and dioxaborinium salts

     14.  A. Arsene, A. T. Balaban, I. Bally, A. Barabas, M. Paraschiv and C. N. Rentea, Spectrochimica Acta,
, 23A, 1373-1383: Electronic absorption spectra of spiroborates and of
            1,3,2-dioxaborinium salts.


     15.  C. Mantescu and A.T. Balaban, Canad. J. Chem., 1963, 41, 2120-2121: Tritiation of aromatics by
            HTO-promoted aluminum chloride

     16.  E. Cioranescu, L. Birladeanu, A. T. Balaban and C. D. Nenitzescu, Tetrahedron Lett., 1962, 3,
            349-351: Influence of water in the AlCl3-catalyzed reaction of unsaturated azlactones with

Chemical graphs, benzenoids, diamondoids.

     17.  A. T. Balaban and F. Harary, Tetrahedron, 1968, 24, 2505-2516: Chemical graphs. V. Enumeration
            and proposed nomenclature of benzenoid cata-condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

     18.  A. T. Balaban and P. von R. Schleyer, Tetrahedron, 1978, 34, 3599-3609: Systematic classification
            and nomenclature of diamond hydrocarbons. 1. Graph-teoretical enumeration of polymantanes.

     19.  A. T. Balaban, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 1985, 25, 334-343: Applications of graph theory in

     20.  A. T. Balaban and M. Randić, Internat. J. Quantum Chem. 2008, 108, 898-926: Ring signatures for
            benzenoids with up to seven rings. Part 2. Pericondensed systems. Erratum, ibid. 2011, 111,

     21.  A. T. Balaban and D. J. Klein, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 19123-19133: Claromatic carbon

     22.  A. T. Balaban, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2012, 52, 2856-2869. Partitioned-formula tables for diamond
            hydrocarbons (diamondoids).

Topological indices as molecular descriptors

     23.  A. T. Balaban, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1982, 89, 399-404: Highly discriminating distance-based
            topological index.

     24.  A.T. Balaban, Pure Appl. Chem., 1983, 55, 199-206: Topological indices based on topological
            distances in molecular graphs.

     25.  A. T. Balaban, D. J. Klein, J. E. Dahl, and R. M. K. Carlson, The Open Org. Chem. J., 2007, 1, 13-31:
            Molecular descriptors for natural diamondoid hydrocarbons and quantitative structure-property 
            relationships for their chromatographic data.