Hunt Research Group

The Hunt Research Group is a theoretical and computational chemistry group which carries out theoretical development and computational modeling.

Our research is focused towards understanding the chemistry and physics associated with solvents and solvation, particularly as this applies to ionic-liquids and aqueous solutions.

We study the making and breaking of molecules. This includes catalytic mechanisms (for group II and frustriated lewis acid-base pairs) and chemical decomposition (bio-fuels and ionic-liquids).

Overarching all of these areas is a specialisation in hydrogen-bonding, acid-base interactions and an expertise in the MO theory of bonding. We have developed the Effective MO Method for interrogating the electronic structure of liquids.

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Jan 2019

Molecular orbital of the month At the end of the term we looked at the MOs of the model complex Mo(CO)(PH3)H2 in my "MOs in Inorganic Chemistry" class.

Jan 2019

Latest News Conferences and new group members
Plenary Speaker

Tricia will be speaking at COIL-8 in Beijing China in May this year.


Tricia also spoke at the "International Symposium on Sustainable Molten Salt and Ionic Liquid Processing" in Brazil

New group members

A big welcome to
Julian (PhD),
Nerissa (MRes Catalysis),
Zili (MRes Chemical Biology),
Yuwei (MRes Green Chemistry),
Liquan (MRes Nanomaterials) and
Daniele (MRes Molecular Science)

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