The Paton Research Group

Predictive Computational Chemistry

Research in the Paton group is focussed on the development and application of computational tools to accelerate chemical discovery. Quantum chemistry, open source software and statistical modeling tools are used to explore organic reactivity and selectivity aided by extensive collaborations with experimentalists.

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Data Driven Chemistry FI
Computer aided catalyst design
reaction mechanism

Recent Publications

[18F]Difluorocarbene for Positron Emission Tomography.

Sap, J. B. S.; Meyer, C. F.; Ford, J.; Straathof, N. J. W.; Dürr, A. B.; Lelos, M. J.; Paisey, S. J.; Mollner, T. A.; Hell, S. A.; Trabanco, A.; Genicot, C.; am Ende, C. W.; Paton, R. S.; Tredwell, M.; Gouverneur, V. submitted 2021

Mechanistic Studies Yield Improved Protocols for Base-Catalyzed anti-Markovnikov Alcohol Addition Reactions.

Luo, C.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Sujansky, S. J.; Pajk, S.; Gallegos, L. C.; Paton, R. S.; Bandar, J. S. in revision 2022

Reading and Erasing of the Phosphonium Analogue of Trimethyllysine by Epigenetic Proteins.

Kamps, J. J. A. G.; Belle, R.; Poater, J.; Kumar, K.; Pieters, B. J. G. E.; Salah, E.; Brown,T.;  Claridge, T. D. W.; Paton, R. S.; Bickelhaupt, F. M.; Kawamura, A.; Schofield, C. J.; Mecinović, J. Commun. Chem. 2022, accepted.

Asymmetric Azidation under Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study.

Wang, J.; Horwitz, M.; Dürr, A.; Ibba, F.; Pupo, G.; Gao, Y.; Ricci, P.; Christensen, K.; Pathak, T.; Claridge, T. W.; Lloyd-Jones, G.; Paton, R. S.; Gouverneur, V. submitted 2021

Multi-objective goal-directed optimization of de novo stable organic radicals for aqueous redox flow batteries.

Sowndarya, S. S. V.; Law, J.; Tripp, C.; Duplyakin, D.; Skordilis, E.; Biagioni, D.; Paton, R. S.; St. John, P. C. ChemRxiv 2021, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-jm3p8

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