Topological Rubber Gloves
molecules, homeomorphism, knot
This paper introduces the concept of a topological rubber glove and gives several examples. In particular, we prove that the knot 817 and the molecular graph of a single stranded DNA figure eight knot are topological rubber gloves. Then, we present an embedded graph which is not only a topological rubber glove, but has the additional property that no embedding of the graph can be rotated to its mirror image.
© 1998 Springer-Verlag
E. Flapan, Topological Rubber Gloves, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol 23 (1998) 31-49. doi: 10.1023/A:1019113006605