Computational High-Throughput Screening of Polymeric Photocatalysts: Exploring the Effect of Composition, Sequence Isomerism and Conformational Degrees of Freedom

We discuss a low-cost computational workflow for the high-throughput screening of polymeric photocatalysts and demonstrate its utility by applying it to a number of challenging problems that would be difficult to tackle otherwise. Specifically we show how having access to a low-cost method allows one to screen a vast chemical space, as well as to probe the effects of conformational degrees of freedom and sequence isomerism. Finally, we discuss both the opportunities of computational screening in the search for polymer photocatalysts, as well as the biggest challenges.