Imperial College London

Dr Mark R. Crimmin

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Reader in Organometallic Chemistry



+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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Bakewell C, Garçon M, Kong RY, et al., Reactions of an aluminum(I) reagent with 1,2-, 1,3-, and 1,5-dienes: dearomatization, reversibility, and a pericyclic mechanism, Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN:0020-1669

Phillips N, Coates G, White A, et al., 2020, Defluoroalkylation of sp3 C-F Bonds of Industrially Relevant Hydrofluoroolefins., Chemistry

Coates G, Rekhroukh F, Crimmin MR, 2019, Breaking carbon–fluorine bonds with main group nucleophiles, Synlett, Vol:30, ISSN:0936-5214, Pages:A-N

Garçon M, George S, Clare B, et al., 2019, A hexagonal planar transition metal complex, Nature, Vol:574, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:390-393

Hooper TN, Lau S, Chen W, et al., 2019, The partial dehydrogenation of aluminium dihydrides, Chemical Science, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:8083-8093

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