Imperial College London

Professor King Kuok (Mimi) Hii

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Catalysis



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401KMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Director of Imperial Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR)

Director of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction Technology (rEaCt)

Application of continuous flow processes for organic synthesis

New Reaction Technologies, particularly in situ tools

Mechanistic studies of (catalytic) reactions

Homogeneous Catalysis, including asymmetric catalysis

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hii KM, hellgardt, barreiro, et al., 2018, Spatial, temporal and quantitative assessment of catalyst leaching in continuous flow, Catalysis Today, Vol:308, ISSN:0920-5861, Pages:64-70

Keung Leung AY, Hellgardt K, Leung A, et al., 2018, Catalysis in flow: nickel-catalyzed synthesis of primary amines from alcohols and NH3, Acs Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Vol:6, ISSN:2168-0485, Pages:5479-5484

Hii KM, Brazier JB, Hellgardt K, 2017, Catalysis in flow: O2 effect on the catalytic activity of Ru(OH)x/Al2O3 during the aerobic oxidation of an alcohol, Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, Vol:2, ISSN:2058-9883, Pages:60-67

Hii KM, Hellgardt K, Gavriilidis A, et al., 2016, Aerobic oxidations in flow: opportunities for the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, Vol:1, ISSN:2058-9883, Pages:595-612

Newton MA, Brazier JB, Barreiro EM, et al., 2016, Operando XAFS of supported Pd nanoparticles in flowing ethanol/water mixtures: Implications for catalysis., Green Chemistry, Vol:18, ISSN:1744-1560, Pages:406-411

Dunn PJ, Hii KK, Krische MJ, et al., 2013, Sustainable Catalysis: Challenges and Practices for the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Industries, Sustainable Catalysis: Challenges and Practices for the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Industries

Arbour JL, Rzepa HS, Contreras-Garcia J, et al., 2012, Silver-Catalysed Enantioselective Addition of O-H and N-H Bonds to Allenes: A New Model for Stereoselectivity Based on Noncovalent Interactions, Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol:18, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:11317-11324

Zotova N, Roberts FJ, Kelsall GH, et al., 2012, Catalysis in flow: Au-catalysed alkylation of amines by alcohols, Green Chemistry, Vol:14, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:226-232

Zotova N, Hellgardt K, Kelsall GH, et al., 2010, Catalysis in flow: the practical and selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones, Green Chemistry, Vol:12, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:2157-2163

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