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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Crimmin MR, Addition of Carbon-Fluorine Bonds to a Mg(I)-Mg(I) Bond: An Equivalent of Grignard Formation in Solution, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, ISSN:1551-2916

Hicken A, White AJP, Crimmin MR, Selective Reduction of CO 2 to a Formate Equivalent with Heterobimetallic Gold- - -Copper Hydride Complexes, Angewandte Chemie, ISSN:0044-8249

Lau S, Ward B, Zhou X, et al., 2017, Mild sp(2)Carbon-Oxygen Bond Activation by an Isolable Ruthenium(II) Bis(dinitrogen) Complex: Experiment and Theory, Organometallics, Vol:36, ISSN:0276-7333, Pages:3654-3663

Hicken A, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2017, Reversible Coordination of Boron-, Aluminum-, Zinc-, Magnesium-, and Calcium-Hydrogen Bonds to Bent {CuL2} Fragments: Heavy sigma Complexes of the Lightest Coinage Metal, Inorganic Chemistry, Vol:56, ISSN:0020-1669, Pages:8669-8682

Crimmin MR, Chen W, Hooper TN, et al., 2017, Palladium-Catalysed Carbon-Fluorine and Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Alumination of Fluoroarenes and Heteroarenes, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:129, ISSN:1521-3757, Pages:12861-12865

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