Department of Chemistry

 michael_hill

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

1 South 1.23

Email: M.S.Hill@bath.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383394 

 

Professor Michael Hill

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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)

Publications

Weetman, C., Hill, M. S. and Mahon, M. F., 2016. Magnesium catalysis for the hydroboration of carbodiimides. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22 (21), pp. 7158-7162.

Carbery, D. R., Hill, M. S., Mahon, M. F. and Weetman, C., 2016. Facile kinetic induction of a dihydropyridide to pyrrolide ring contraction. Dalton Transactions, 45 (14), pp. 5925-5928.

Cosham, S. D., Hamilton, J. A., Hill, M. S., Johnson, A. L. and Molloy, K. C., 2016. Synthesis, Structure and CVD Studies of the Group 13 Complexes [Me2M{tfacnac}] [M = Al, Ga, In; Htfacnac = F3CC(OH)CHC(CH3)NCH2CH2OCH3]. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016 (11), pp. 1712-1719.

Hill, M. S., Liptrot, D. J. and Weetman, C., 2016. Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis. Chemical Society Reviews, 45 (4), pp. 972-988.

Weetman, C., Hill, M. S. and Mahon, M. F., 2016. Magnesium-catalysed hydroboration of pyridines:kinetic analysis and poly-pyridine dearomatisation. Polyhedron, 103 (Part 8), pp. 115-120.

Weetman, C., Anker, M., Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M., Kociok-Kohn, G., Liptrot, D. and Mahon, M., 2016. Magnesium-catalysed nitrile hydroboration. Chemical Science, 7 (1), pp. 628-641.

Liptrot, D. J., Arrowsmith, M., Colebatch, A. L., Hadlington, T. J., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Mahon, M. F., 2015. Beyond dehydrocoupling:group 2 mediated boron-nitrogen desilacoupling. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54 (50), pp. 15280-15283.

Johnson, A. L., Ahmet, I. Y., Hill, M. S. and Peter, L. M., 2015. Polymorph-Selective Deposition of High Purity SnS Thin Films from a Single Source Precursor. Chemistry of Materials, 27 (22), pp. 7680-7688.

Liptrot, D. J., Hill, M. S., Mahon, M. F. and Wilson, A. S. S., 2015. Alkaline-earth-catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54 (45), pp. 13362-13365.

Weetman, C., Hill, M. S. and Mahon, M. F., 2015. Magnesium-catalysed hydroboration of isonitriles. Chemical Communications, 51 (77), pp. 14477-14480.

Johnson, A. L., Cosham, S. D., Kociok-Kohn, G., Hamilton, J. A., Hill, M. S., Molloy, K. C. and Castaing, R., 2015. Synthesis and characterization of fluorinated β-ketoiminate zinc precursors and their utility in the AP-MOCVD growth of ZnO:F. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 26, pp. 4362-4372.

Anker, M. D., Hill, M. S., Lowe, J. P. and Mahon, M. F., 2015. Alkaline- earth-promoted CO homologation and reductive catalysis. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54 (34), pp. 10009-10011.

Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G., Molloy, K. C. and Stanton, D. C., 2015. Amino-functionalised metal xanthates. Main Group Metal Chemistry, 38 (3-4), pp. 61-67.

Bellham, P., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2015. Alkali metal-mediated Dehydrocoupling of Me2NH.BH3. Dalton Transactions, 44 (27), pp. 12078-12081.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Köhn, G., 2015. Group 2 Catalysis for the atom-efficient synthesis of imidazolidine and thiazolidine derivatives. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21 (29), pp. 10548-10557.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S., Johnson, A. L., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Mahon, M. F., 2015. Attenuated organo-magnesium activation of white phosphorus. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54 (27), pp. 7882-7885.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2015. Activation of N-heterocyclic carbenes by {BeH2} and {Be(H)(Me)} fragments. Organometallics, 34 (3), pp. 653-662.

Reid, S., Barrett, A. G. M., Hill, M. S. and Procopiou, P. A., 2014. Heavier alkaline earth catalyzed ene-yne cyclizations:Atom-efficient access to tetrahydroisoquinoline frameworks. Organic Letters, 16 (22), pp. 6016-6019.

Johnson, A.L., Hill, M.S., Kociok-Kohn, G., Molloy, K.C. and Sudlow, A.L., 2014. The first crystallographically-characterised Cu(II) xanthate. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 49, pp. 8-11.

Arrowsmith, M., Shepherd, W. M. S., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Köhn, G., 2014. Alkaline earth catalysis for the 100% atom-efficient three component assembly of imidazolidin-2-ones. Chemical Communications, 50 (84), pp. 12676-12679.

Bellham, P., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Köhn, G., 2014. Stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of tert-butylamine-borane with calcium silylamides. Organometallics, 33 (20), pp. 5716-5721.

Arrowsmith, M., Crimmin, M.R., Hill, M.S., Lomas, S.L., Heng, M.S., Hitchcock, P.B. and Kociok-Köhn, G., 2014. Catalytic hydroacetylenation of carbodiimides with homoleptic alkaline earth hexamethyldisilazides. Dalton Transactions, 43 (38), pp. 14249-14256.

Arrowsmith, M., Maitland, B., Kociok-Köhn, G., Stasch, A., Jones, C. and Hill, M.S., 2014. Mononuclear three-coordinate magnesium complexes of a highly sterically encumbered β-diketiminate ligand. Inorganic Chemistry, 53 (19), pp. 10543-10552.

Hill, M.S., Johnson, A.L., Manning, T.D., Molloy, K.C. and Wickham, B.J., 2014. Single-source AACVD of composite cobalt-silicon oxide thin films. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 422, pp. 47-56.

Liptrot, D.J., Hill, M.S. and Mahon, M.F., 2014. Heterobimetallic s-block hydrides by σ-bond metathesis. Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (32), pp. 9871-9874.

Anker, M.D., Arrowsmith, M., Bellham, P., Hill, M.S., Kociok-Köhn, G., Liptrot, D.J., Mahon, M.F. and Weetman, C., 2014. Selective reduction of CO to a methanol equivalent by B(C F)-activated alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Science, 5 (7), pp. 2826-2830.

Liptrot, D. J., Hill, M. S. and Mahon, M. F., 2014. Accessing the single-electron manifold:Magnesium-mediated hydrogen release from silanes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 53 (24), pp. 6224-6227.

MacLachlan, A. J., O'Mahony, F. T. F., Sudlow, A. L., Hill, M. S., Molloy, K. C., Nelson, J. and Haque, S. A., 2014. Solution-processed mesoscopic Bi2S3:polymer photoactive layers. ChemPhysChem, 15 (6), pp. 1019-1023.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2014. Dearomatized BIAN alkaline-earth alkyl catalysts for the intramolecular hydroamination of hindered aminoalkenes. Organometallics, 33 (1), pp. 206-216.

Cosham, S. D., Hill, M. S., Horley, G. A., Johnson, A. L., Jordan, L., Molloy, K. C. and Stanton, D. C., 2014. Synthesis and materials chemistry of bismuth Tris-(di-i-propylcarbamate):deposition of photoactive Bi2O3 thin films. Inorganic Chemistry, 53 (1), pp. 503-511.

Cosham, S. D., Hill, M. S., Johnson, A. L. and Molloy, K. C., 2014. New organo- and amidozinc derivatives of primary amines. Dalton Transactions, 43 (2), pp. 859-864.

Hill, M. S., Liptrot, D. J., MacDougall, D. J., Mahon, M. F. and Robinson, T. P., 2013. Hetero-dehydrocoupling of silanes and amines by heavier alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Science, 4 (11), pp. 4212-4222.

Wildsmith, T., Hill, M. S., Johnson, A. L., Kingsley, A. J. and Molloy, K. C., 2013. Exclusive formation of SnO by low temperature single-source AACVD. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 49 (78), pp. 8773-8775.

Arrowsmith, M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S., Lomas, S. L., Macdougall, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2013. Catalytic and stoichiometric cumulene formation within dimeric group 2 acetylides. Organometallics, 32 (17), pp. 4961-4972.

Arrowsmith, M., Crimmin, M.R., Hill, M.S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2013. Beryllium derivatives of a phenyl-substituted β-diketiminate:A well-defined ring opening reaction of tetrahydrofuran. Dalton Transactions, 42 (26), pp. 9720-9726.

Hill, M.S., Liptrot, D.J. and Mahon, M.F., 2013. A magnesium-mediated cascade assembly for the atom-economical synthesis of bis(imidazolidine-2,4-dione)s. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52 (20), pp. 5364-5367.

Bansal, N., Reynolds, L. X., MacLachlan, A., Lutz, T., Ashraf, R. S., Zhang, W., Nielsen, C. B., McCulloch, I., Rebois, D. G., Kirchartz, T., Hill, M. S., Molloy, K. C., Nelson, J. and Haque, S. A., 2013. Influence of crystallinity and energetics on charge separation in polymer–inorganic nanocomposite films for solar cells. Scientific Reports, 3, 1531.

Bellham, P., Hill, M.S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Liptrot, D.J., 2013. Bespoke synthesis of unsymmetrical diaminoboranes by alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Communications, 49 (19), pp. 1960-1962.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M.S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2013. Magnesium catalysis of imine hydroboration. Chemistry - A European Journal, 19 (8), pp. 2776-2783.

Bellham, P., Hill, M.S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Liptrot, D.J., 2013. Alkaline earth alkyl insertion chemistry of in situ generated aminoboranes. Dalton Transactions, 42 (3), pp. 737-745.

Crimmin, M.R. and Hill, M.S., 2013. Homogeneous catalysis with organometallic complexes of group 2. In: Harder, S., ed. Alkaline-Earth Metal Compounds. Berlin: Springer, pp. 191-242.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M.S., Kociok-Kohn, G., MacDougall, D.J., Mahon, M.F. and Mallov, I., 2012. Three-coordinate beryllium β-diketiminates:Synthesis and reduction chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry, 51 (24), pp. 13408-13418.

Lutz, T., MacLachlan, A., Sudlow, A., Nelson, J., Hill, M.S., Molloy, K.C. and Haque, S.A., 2012. Thermal decomposition of solution processable metal xanthates on mesoporous titanium dioxide films:A new route to quantum-dot sensitised heterojunctions. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (47), pp. 16192-16196.

Wildsmith, T., Molloy, K., Hill, M. and Johnson, A., 2012. Routes to the low temperature deposition of tin oxide. In: Transparent conducting materials 2012, 2012-10-20 - 2012-10-26.

Brinkmann, C., Barrett, A.G.M., Reid, S., Hill, M.S. and Procopiou, P.A., 2012. Alkaline earth catalysis of alkynyl alcohol hydroalkoxylation/cyclization. Organometallics, 31 (20), pp. 7287-7297.

Wildsmith, T., Hill, M., Molloy, K., Johnson, A. and Kingsley, A. J., 2012. Routes to the low temperature deposition of transparent conducting oxides. In: International Symposia for Advancing the Chemical Sciences 8: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, 2012-07-19 - 2012-07-21.

Wildsmith, T., Hill, M., Molloy, K., Johnson, A. and Kingsley, A. J., 2012. Routes to low temperature precursors for transparent conducting oxides. In: Dalton Discussion Group Meeting 2012, 2012-04-03 - 2012-04-05.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G., MacDougall, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2012. Beryllium-induced C-N bond activation and ring opening of an N-heterocyclic carbene. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51 (9), pp. 2098-2100.

Brinkmann, C., Barrett, A. G. M., Hill, M. S. and Procopiou, P. A., 2012. Heavier alkaline earth catalysts for the intermolecular hydroamination of vinylarenes, dienes, and alkynes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (4), pp. 2193-2207.

Hill, M.S., 2012. Alkaline and alkaline earth metals. Annual Reports Section A: Inorganic Chemistry, 108, pp. 48-60.

Arrowsmith, M., Hadlington, T. J., Hill, M. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2012. Magnesium-catalysed hydroboration of aldehydes and ketones. Chemical Communications, 48 (38), pp. 4567-4569.

Hill, M., Kociok-Kohn, G., MacDougall, D. J., Mahon, M. F. and Weetman, C., 2011. Magnesium hydrides and the dearomatisation of pyridine and quinoline derivatives. Dalton Transactions, 40 (46), pp. 12500-12509.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S., Hadlington, T., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Weetman, C., 2011. Magnesium-catalyzed hydroboration of pyridines. Organometallics, 30 (21), pp. 5556-5559.

Wildsmith, T., Hill, M., Johnson, A., Molloy, K. and Kingsley, A. J., 2011. Low temperature precursors for the metal organic chemical vapour deposition of transparent conducting oxides. In: XIX EuCHEMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, 2011-07-02 - 2011-07-06.

Wildsmith, T., Hill, M., Johnson, A., Molloy, K. and Kingsley, A. J., 2011. Low temperature precursors for the metal organic chemical vapour deposition of transparent conducting oxides. In: RSC Main Group Discussion Group 2011, 2011-07-14 - 2011-07-14.

Bellham, P., Hill, M. S., Liptrot, D. J., MacDougall, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2011. Alkylstrontium diamidoboranes: beta-hydride elimination and Sr-C insertion. Chemical Communications, 47 (32), pp. 9060-9062.

Dowland, S., Lutz, T., Ward, A., King, S. P., Sudlow, A., Hill, M., Molloy, K. C. and Haque, S. A., 2011. Direct growth of metal sulfide nanoparticle networks in solid-state polymer films for hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells. Advanced Materials, 23 (24), pp. 2739-2744.

Arrowsmith, M., Crimmin, M. R., Barrett, A. G. M., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Procopiou, P. A., 2011. Cation charge density and precatalyst selection in group 2-catalyzed aminoalkene hydroamination. Organometallics, 30 (6), pp. 1493-1506.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2011. Suppression of Schlenk equilibration and heavier alkaline earth alkyl catalysis: A dearomatization strategy. Organometallics, 30 (6), pp. 1291-1294.

Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and MacDougall, D. J., 2011. N-Heterocyclic carbenes and charge separation in heterometallic s-block silylamides. Inorganic Chemistry, 50 (11), pp. 5234-5241.

Hill, M. S., Hodgson, M., Liptrot, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2011. Stoichiometric reactivity of dialkylamine boranes with alkaline earth silylamides. Dalton Transactions, 40 (30), pp. 7783-7790.

Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Robinson, T. P., 2010. Group 3-centred dehydrocoupling of Me2NH.BH3. Chemical Communications, 46 (40), pp. 7587-7589.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2010. Dearomatization and C-H deprotonation with heavier group 2 alkyls: does size matter? Organometallics, 29 (19), pp. 4203-4206.

Barrett, A. G. M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M., Hitchcock, P. B., Lomas, S. L., Mahon, M. F. and Procopiou, P. A., 2010. Carbodiimide insertion reactions of homoleptic heavier alkaline earth amides and phosphides. Dalton Transactions, 39 (31), pp. 7393-7400.

Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M., Hitchcock, P. B. and Mahon, M. F., 2010. Synthesis of β-diketiminato calcium silylamides and their reactions with triethylaluminium. New Journal of Chemistry, 34 (8), pp. 1572-1578.

Liptrot, D. J., Hill, M. S., Mahon, M. F. and MacDougall, D. J., 2010. Group 2 promoted hydrogen release from NMe2h·BH3: intermediates and catalysis. Chemistry - A European Journal, 16 (28), pp. 8508-8515.

Leventis, H. C., King, S. P., Sudlow, A., Hill, M., Molloy, K. C. and Haque, S. A., 2010. Nanostructured hybrid polymer-inorganic solar cell active layers formed by controllable in situ growth of semiconducting sulfide networks. Nano Letters, 10 (4), pp. 1253-1258.

Barrett, A. G. M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S. and Procopiou, P. A., 2010. Heterofunctionalization catalysis with organometallic complexes of calcium, strontium and barium. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 466 (2116), pp. 927-963.

Hill, M. S., 2010. Homocatenation of metal and metalloid main group elements. In: Metal-Metal Bonding.Vol. 136. Springer, pp. 189-216.

Hill, M. S., Mahon, M. F. and Robinson, T. P., 2010. Calcium-centred phosphine oxide reactivity: P–C metathesis, reduction and P–P coupling. Chemical Communications, 46 (14), pp. 2498-2500.

Hill, M., MacDougall, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2010. Magnesium hydride-promoted dearomatisation of pyridine. Dalton Transactions, 39 (46), pp. 11129-11131.

Barrett, A. G. M., Brinkmann, C., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S., Hunt, P. and Procopiou, P. A., 2009. Heavier group 2 metals and intermolecular hydroamination: a computational and synthetic assessment. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (36), pp. 12906-12907.

Crimmin, M. R., Arrowsmith, M., Barrett, A. G. M., Casely, I. J., Hill, M. S. and Procopiou, P. A., 2009. Intramolecular hydroamination of aminoalkenes by calcium and magnesium complexes: a synthetic and mechanistic study. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (28), pp. 9670-9685.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S., MacDougall, D. J. and Mahon, M. F., 2009. A hydride-rich magnesium cluster. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 48 (22), pp. 4013-4016.

Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2009. Bis(imidazolin-2-ylidene-1-yl)borate Complexes of the Heavier Alkaline Earths: Synthesis and Studies of Catalytic Hydroamination. Organometallics, 28 (6), pp. 1730-1738.

Barrett, A. G. M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S., Hitchcock, P. B., Lomas, S. L., Procopiou, P. A. and Suntharalingam, K., 2009. Catalytic 2,3,4-hexatriene formation by terminal alkyne coupling at calcium. Chemical Communications, 17, pp. 2299-2301.

Barrett, A. G. M., Casely, I. J., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M., Lachs, J. R., Mahon, M. F. and Procopiou, P. A., 2009. β-Diketiminato Calcium and Magnesium Amides; Model Complexes for Hydroamination Catalysis. Inorganic Chemistry, 48 (10), pp. 4445-4453.

Alam, N., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Köhn, G., Zeller, M., Mazhar, M. and Molloy, K. C., 2008. Pyridine adducts of nickel(II) xanthates as single-source precursors for the aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition of nickel sulfide. Chemistry of Materials, 20 (19), pp. 6157-6162.

Crimmin, M. R., Barrett, A. G. M., Hill, M., Macdougall, D. J., Mahon, M. F. and Procopiou, P. A., 2008. Bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl Derivatives of Calcium, Strontium and Barium: Potentially Useful Dialkyls of the Heavy Alkaline Earth Elements. Chemistry - A European Journal, 14 (36), pp. 11292-11295.

Crimmin, M. R., Barrett, A. G. M., Hill, M. S., Hitchcock, P. B. and Procopiou, P. A., 2008. Heavier group 2 element catalyzed hydrophosphination of carbodiimides. Organometallics, 27 (4), pp. 497-499.

Barrett, A. G. M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S., Hitchcock, P. B., Kociok-Köhn, G. and Procopiou, P. A., 2008. Triazenide complexes of the heavier alkaline earths: synthesis, characterization, and suitability for hydroamination catalysis. Inorganic Chemistry, 47 (16), pp. 7366-7376.

Barrett, A. G. M., Crimmin, M. R., Hill, M. S., Hitchcock, P. B., Lomas, S. L., Mahon, M. F., Procopiou, P. A. and Suntharalingam, K., 2008. beta-Diketiminato Calcium Acetylides: Synthesis, Solution Dimerization, and Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation. Organometallics, 27 (23), pp. 6300-6306.

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