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Philip Mountford 

Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford
United States Virgin Islands


  Philip Mountford is Professor of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis at Oxford.  He is an author of ca 260 articles and patents (H-index 49, ca. 8,400 citations, av. 32 citations per per-reviewed item), and has presented his group's research at ca 130 international and national conferences, meetings and university seminars.  In recognition of this research he has received several national and international awards and guest professorships. He was most recently awarded the 2015 Schlenk Lectureship sponsored by BASF and the University of Tübingen, Germany, and in 2014 was awarded a PKU-Eli Lilly prize lectureship by Beijing University. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry's Organometallic Chemistry (Frankland) Award for 2012-2013 and is also a former recipient of the RSC's Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship (1998-1999) for organometallic chemistry. He has held Visiting Professorships at the Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, the University of Bordeaux, the University of Tübingen and the University of Heidelberg.

Research Interest

  His group's research interests centre around the synthesis, structure, bonding and stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of organometallic compounds of the early transition and lanthanide metals, and the alkaline earth metals. This research has a particular emphasis on compounds with metal-nitrogen multiple bonds (imido, hydrazido and related), homogeneous olefin polymerisation, and ring-opening polymerisation.


  • Stevenson LC, Mellino S, Clot E, Mountford P. Reactions of Titanium Hydrazides with Silanes and Boranes: N–N Bond Cleavage and N Atom Functionalization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2015 Aug 5;137(32):10140-3.

  • Vatsadze SZ, Krut’ko DP, Blake AJ, Mountford P. Piperazine-based N4-type 16-membered macroheterocycles and their nickel (II) complexes. Macroheterocycles. 2017 Jun 7;10(1):98-109.

  • Clough BA, Mellino S, Clot E, Mountford P. New scandium borylimido chemistry: synthesis, bonding and reactivity. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2017 Jul 13.

  • Mellino S, Stevenson LC, Clot E, Mountford P. Reactions of titanium imides and hydrazides with boranes.

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