Imperial College London

Dr Mark R. Crimmin

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 2846m.crimmin




Rm. 631 and 831ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Dr Mark R. Crimmin received his PhD. from Imperial College London in 2008. In the same year, he was awarded a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 research fellowship which he took to UC Berkeley. In 2011, he returned to London as a University Research Fellow of the Royal Society. Initially at UCL he is now back at Imperial. His current research interests are centered around developing new organometallic catalysts for the activation of small molecules with a specific interest in compounds of the rare-earth and main group elements.

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Kong RY, Crimmin MR, 2019, Reversible insertion of CO into an aluminium-carbon bond, Chemical Communications, Vol:55, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:6181-6184

Phillips N, White A, Crimmin M, Selective hydrodefluorination of hexafluoropropene to industrially relevant hydrofluoroolefins, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, ISSN:1615-4150

Garcon M, Bakewell C, White AJP, et al., 2019, Unravelling nucleophilic aromatic substitution pathways with bimetallic nucleophiles, Chemical Communications, Vol:55, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:1805-1808

Bakewell C, White AJP, Crimmin MR, Reversible alkene binding and allylic C–H activation with an aluminium(i) complex, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

Lau S, White A, Casely I, et al., 2018, Tunable binding of dinitrogen to a series of heterobimetallic hydride complexes, Organometallics, Vol:37, ISSN:0276-7333, Pages:4521-4526

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