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.


Latest ‘Hot’ Molecules:



Left, solid state structure of an extended doubly boron doped PAH made via sequential borylative cyclisation and C-H borylation (boron protecting groups simplified as Ph for clarity) from the work of Seb and Dan. Right, solid state structure of the product from the catalyst free hydrocarbation of 4-ethynylanisole (most hydrogens omitted for clarity) from the work of Valerio and James.


Latest Publication

A Zinc Catalyzed C(sp3)-C(sp2) Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction Mediated by Aryl-Zincates



Oct: Welcome to Emily and Kristian who join the group for the year for their masters projects.


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.


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.


Sept—Valerio goes to spend 3 months at the University of Toronto with Doug Stephan. Whilst it’s sunny now it’s going to get cold will our Italian friend be prepared?!


Sept—group social parallel escape rooms with a James Bond theme — both teams breakout (all that education was useful then!), no need to mention which team won.


Sept—James speaks at the RSC Main Group conference in London—all excellent talks / posters and a most enjoyable meeting.


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.).


July—Welcome to Kieron who joins the group over the summer to work on borylative cyclisation. And goodbye to Rich for 3 months as he goes on placement to GSK.


July-August: Mike Speaks at the University of Lyon and at AgiChem in Gottingen.


June. Congrats to Valerio, James and Liam, their work on FLP mediated alkyne hydrocarbation is accepted into Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Great result after a lot of effort.






Dr Michael Ingleson.

School of Chemistry

University of Manchester


M13 9PL, UK.