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-liquds 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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Latest News Two New Publications!

Front Cover
Matthew Clough has his paper on the decomposition of sugars in carboxylate ILs as a front cover for Green Chemistry. Congratulations!

Just Published
Tricia, Richard and Claire have their H-bonding in ILs review published in Chem. Soc. Rev. Well done!
Congratulations to Richard who is now the proud dad of Joshua Matthews!