We have obtained graph-theoretically based topological indices for the characterization of certain graph theoretical networks of biochemical interest. We have derived certain distance, degree and eccentricity based topological indices for various k-level hypertrees and corona product of hypertrees. We have also pointed out errors in a previous study. The validity of our results is supported by computer codes for the respective indices. Several biochemical applications are pointed out. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.