Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 27–35

On Borromean links

  • Chengzhi Liang
  • Kurt Mislow
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01169193

Cite this article as:
Liang, C. & Mislow, K. J Math Chem (1994) 16: 27. doi:10.1007/BF01169193

Abstract

n-Borromean links are nontrivial links in whichn rings,n ≥ 3, are combined in such a way that any two component rings form a trivial link. The symmetry of links withn = 3 is discussed, and it is shown that such links form a variety of series whose members are different isotopy types. Examples are adduced of 3-Borromean links that are topologically chiral: Novel constructions are described ofn-Borromean links with and without at least one nontrivial sublink.

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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengzhi Liang
    • 1
  • Kurt Mislow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA