Imperial College London

Dr King Kuok (Mimi) Hii

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Catalysis



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Homogeneous Catalysis, including asymmetric catalysis

Mechanistic studies of (catalytic) reactions

Application of continuous flow processes for organic synthesis

Use of solid supports in catalysis

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Barreiro EM, Hao Z, Adrio LA, et al., 2018, Spatial, temporal and quantitative assessment of catalyst leaching in continuous flow, Catalysis Today, Vol:308, ISSN:0920-5861, Pages:64-70

Leung AYK, Hellgardt K, Hii KKM, 2018, Catalysis in Flow: Nickel-Catalyzed Synthesis of Primary Amines from Alcohols and NH3, Acs Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Vol:6, ISSN:2168-0485, Pages:5479-5484

Wong VHL, Vummaleti SVC, Cavallo L, et al., 2016, Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Activity of NHC-AgI Carboxylate Complexes (vol 22, pg 13320, 2016), Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol:22, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:CP19-CP19

Gavriilidis A, Constantinou A, Hellgardt K, 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

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

Wong VHL, Hor TSA, Hii KKM, 2013, Silver-catalysed intramolecular hydroamination of alkynes with trichloroacetimidates, Chemical Communications, Vol:49, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:9272-9274

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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