Imperial College London

Dr Mark R. Crimmin

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organometallic Chemistry



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Mark R. Crimmin graduated from Imperial College London in 2004 and completed a MSc by research in organic synthesis at Bristol University under the supervision of Prof. Aggarwal. He received his PhD. in main group chemistry and catalysis from Imperial College London in 2008 supervised by Prof. Mike Hill (now at Bath) and Prof. Tony Barrett. In the same year, he was awarded a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 research fellowship which he took to UC Berkeley to study with Prof. Bob Bergman and Prof. Dean Toste. In 2011, he returned to London as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, initially at UCL and now back at Imperial. He was appointed as a lecturer in 2011, Senior Lecturer in 2016, Reader in Organometallic Chemistry in 2019 and Professor in 2021. His research interests include fluorine chemistry, organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. 

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Kong RY, Batuecas M, Crimmin MR, 2021, Reactions of aluminium(i) with transition metal carbonyls: scope, mechanism and selectivity of CO homologation, Chemical Science, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:14845-14854

Brown R, Hooper TN, Rekhroukh F, et al., 2021, Alumination of aryl methyl ethers: switching between sp 2 and sp 3 C–O bond functionalisation with Pd-catalysis, Chemical Communications, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:1-4

Crimmin MR, 2021, Benzene rings reach their breaking point, Nature, Vol:597, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:33-34

Sheldon DJ, Crimmin MR, 2021, Complete deconstruction of SF6 by an aluminium(i) compound, Chemical Communications, Vol:57, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:7096-7099

Phillips N, Kong R, White A, et al., 2021, Slippage between η2 and η1 coordination in Group 11 borataalkene complexes: models for alkene activation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol:60, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:12013-12019

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