Document Type: Research Paper
Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch, I. R. Iran
Arak University, Iran
The Padmakar-Ivan (PI) index is a Wiener-Szeged-like topological index which reflects certain structural features of organic molecules. The PI index of a graph G is the sum of all edges uv of G of the number of edges which are not equidistant from the vertices u and v. In this paper we obtain the second and third extremals of catacondensed hexagonal systems with respect to the PI index.