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

Butler MJ, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2018, Heterobimetallic Rebound: A Mechanism for Diene-to-Alkyne Isomerization with M - -Zr Hydride Complexes (M = Al, Zn, and Mg), Organometallics, Vol:37, ISSN:0276-7333, Pages:949-956

Bakewell C, Ward BJ, White AJP, et al., 2018, A combined experimental and computational study on the reaction of fluoroarenes with Mg-Mg, Mg-Zn, Mg-Al and Al-Zn bonds, Chemical Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:2348-2356

Zhurakovskyi O, Tuerkmen YE, Loeffler LE, et al., 2018, Enantioselective Synthesis of the Cyclopiazonic Acid Family Using Sulfur Ylides, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, Vol:57, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:1346-1350

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