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The search for, and understanding of, good catalysts for chemical reactions is a central issue for chemists. Here, we present first steps towards developing a general computational framework to better support this task. This framework combines efficient, unbiased global optimization techniques with an abstract representation of the catalytic environment, to shrink the search space. To analyze the resulting catalytic embeddings, we employ dimensionality reduction and clustering techniques. This not only provides an inverse design approach to new catalytic embeddings but also illuminates the actual interactions behind catalytic effects. All this is illustrated here with a strictly electrostatic model for the environment and with two versions of a selected example reaction. We close with detailed discussions of future improvements of our framework.
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Name: Journal of chemical theory and computation
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