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Research interests

Although research in the Hill group is rooted in molecular organometallic chemistry, our interests are somewhat broader and span from the discovery of environmentally benign and atom-efficient catalysts to the development of precursors for nanoparticle synthesis or chemical vapour deposition.

Current research projects include

  • Catalysis with alkaline earth complexes (polymer and molecular chemistry)
  • ‘Subvalent’ and multiply bonded main group species
  • Catenated and ‘sigma delocalised’ group 13- and group 14-based electronic materials
  • Organolanthanide (stereospecific) catalysis (polymer and molecular chemistry)
  • Precursors for chemical vapour deposition and nanomaterials

Research Interests

  • Group 2 Complexes in Molecular Catalysis
  • Subvalent Main Group Species
  • Catenated and ‘Sigma-delocalised’ Group 13 and Group 14 Polymeric materials
  • Organolanthanide Chemistry for Enantioselective Catalysis
  • Precursors for Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)

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Projects 2007 2021

Earth (planet)
Boron Compounds

Augmentation of Alkaline Earth Reactivity: An FLP Analogy

Hill, M.


Project: Research council

Earth (planet)
Chemical reactivity

COSMOS (COmplementary Semiconductors using thin film Metal OxideS

Johnson, A. & Hill, M.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Global Research Scholarship Scheme - Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry and catalysis (Matthew Anker)

Hill, M.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 1996 2018

1 Citations

Coordination of arenes and phosphines by charge separated alkaline earth cations

Hill, M., Garcia, L., Anker, M., Mahon, M. & Maron, L., 28 Sep 2018, In : Dalton Transactions . 47, 36, p. 12684-12693 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations

Diborane Heterolysis: Breaking and Making B-B bonds at Magnesium

Hill, M., Pecharman, A-F. & Mahon, M., 29 May 2018, In : Dalton Transactions . 47, 21, p. 7300-7305 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Heterolysis of Dihydrogen by Nucleophilic Calcium Alkyls

Wilson, A., Dinoi, C., Hill, M., Mahon, M. & Maron, L., 26 Oct 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Philip Power at 65: An icon of organometallic chemistry

Fischer, R. C., Hill, M. S. & Liptrot, D. J., 28 Apr 2018, In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 16, p. 5529-5532 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


(Thio)amidate Precursors to Metal Chalcogenides

Author: Catherall, A. L., 12 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Hill, M. (Supervisor) & Johnson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Alkaline earth mediated carbon monoxide activation

Author: Anker, M., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Hill, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Amine Borane Dehydrocoupling with d(0) Complexes

Author: Bellham, P., 20 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Hill, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


An Investigation of Tin Chalcogenide Precursors and Thin Film Materials for Applications in Energy Harvesting Devices

Author: Ahmet, I., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Johnson, A. (Supervisor), Hill, M. (Supervisor), Molloy, K. (Supervisor) & Peter, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

C-C bond forming catalysis with Alkaline Earth acetylides

Author: Lomas, S., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Hill, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD