Automated in Silico Design of Homogeneous Catalysts
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- Department of Chemistry 
Catalyst discovery is increasingly relying on computational chemistry, and many of the computational tools are currently being automated. The state of this automation and the degree to which it may contribute to speeding up development of catalysts are the subject of this Perspective. We also consider the main challenges associated with automated catalyst design, in particular the generation of promising and chemically realistic candidates, the tradeoff between accuracy and cost in estimating the catalytic performance, the opportunities associated with automated generation and use of large amounts of data, and even how to define the objectives of catalyst design. Throughout the Perspective, we take a cross-disciplinary approach and evaluate the potential of methods and experiences from fields other than homogeneous catalysis. Finally, we provide an overview of software packages available for automated in silico design of homogeneous catalysts.