The Ingleson Group

About the Ingleson Research Group

The research group is headed by Mike Ingleson, a Reader of Chemistry, based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester and is funded by various organizations (EPSRC, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, the ERC and companies). The research group is focused on using main group and 3d metal chemistry to solve key challenges defined by industry and facing society in general.

Through the award of a 2 million euro ERC Consolidator Grant to MJI the group has funding available for PhD. and PDRA posts in the areas or boron and zinc organometallic chemistry for C-B and C-C bond formation, both catalytic and stoichiometric processes. Positions are available now for start dates early summer 2018 (PDRAs) and Sept 2018 (PhD. posts).

Latest Publication

Air- and water-stable Lewis acids: synthesis and reactivity of P-trifluoromethyl electrophilic phosphonium cations

V. Fasano, J. H. W. La Fortune, J. M. Bayne, M. J. Ingleson* and D. W. Stephan*






Electrophilic phosphonium cations (EPCs) containing a -CF3 group are stable to air, water, alcohol and strong Brønsted acid and function as Lewis acid catalysts without requiring anhydrous reaction conditions.




Jan. Valerio et al.’s paper is up online in Chem. Commun.!divAbstract


Dec. Valerio returns from Toronto and his three months in the Doug Stephan group, a productive time as his work on P-CF3 EPCs is accepted in Chem. Commun. Another great effort !


Dec. James, Valerio and Jessica’s paper on N-heterocycle Ligated Borocations as tuneable Lewis acids is published in Organometallics. Well done all.


Nov. Mike is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to fund his group’s research on organoboron and organozinc chemistry!


Nov. Mike speaks at the University of Bern, Switzerland, thanks Martin and Phillipe for your time! Most enjoyable.


Oct. Mike speaks at the SCI on boron catalysis at the precious metal free catalysis symposium.


Sept. Congrats to Dan, Rachel, Jess (and everyone else!) on our paper combining borylative cyclisation and electrophilic borylation to form boron doped PAHs being accepted into Chem. Sci. Great work all.!divAbstract


Sept. Mike speaks at the Ad-BOC conference at the University of Sheffield


Sept—Welcome back Rich from GSK and congrats on your work on Zinc catalyzed cross coupling being accepted into Chem. Eur. J.


July— A collaborative team led here in Manchester by Dan Crossley have their work published in Applied Materials and Interfaces. Thanks to all the groups and their team members (Lea Ann Dailey, Mark Green, Mike Turner, Martin Humphries et al.).







Dr Michael Ingleson.

School of Chemistry

University of Manchester


M13 9PL, UK.