Philip Mountford


Professor of Chemistry, Deputy Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Fields of interest: 

Fundamental aspects of the synthesis, reactions and electronic and molecular structures of organometallic compounds.

Chemistry of transition metal compounds with metal-ligand multiple bonds.

Olefin polymerisation catalysts based on new ligand designs.

Design and synthesis of new catalysts for the polymerisation of polar monomers towards biodegradable and biocompatible polymers using transition metal, main group and lanthanide compounds.


Recent publications:

A. D. Schwarz, A. J. Nielson, N. Kaltsoyannis and P. Mountford:
The first Group 4 metal bis(imido) and tris(imido) complexes,
Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 819-824.. DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00786F.

M. P. Blake, N. Kaltsoyannis, and P. Mountford:
Heterobimetallic complexes containing Ca–Fe or Yb–Fe bonds: synthesis and molecular and electronic structures of [M{CpFe(CO)2}2(THF)3]2 (M = Ca or Yb).
J. Am. Chem. Soc.,Vol. 133,(2011), pp. 5359-15361.

M. G. Cushion and P. Mountford:
Cationic and charge-neutral calcium tetrahydroborate complexes and their use in the controlled ring-opening polymerisation of rac-lactide.
Chem. Commun.,  Vol. 47, (2011), pp. 2276-2278.

A. D. Schofield, A. Nova, J. D. Selby, C. D. Manley, A. D. Schwarz, E. Clot and P. Mountford:
M=Nacycloaddition andNa–Nbinsertion in the reactions of titanium hydrazido compounds with alkynes: a combined experimental and computational study,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 132, (2010), pp. 10484-10497.

P. D. Bolton, E. Clot, A. R. Cowley and P. Mountford:
AlMe3 and ZnMe2 adducts of an imido titanium methyl cation: crystallographic, spectroscopic and DFT studies,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 128, (2006), pp. 15005-15018.