Imperial College London

Professor 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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Sheldon DJ, Parr JM, Crimmin MR, 2023, Room Temperature Defluorination of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) by a Magnesium Reagent., J Am Chem Soc, Vol:145, Pages:10486-10490

Parr JM, Crimmin MR, 2023, Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Carbon Monoxide and Hydride: The Role of Metal Formyl Intermediates., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, Vol:62

Baker GJ, White AJP, Casely IJ, et al., 2023, Catalytic, Z-Selective, Semi-Hydrogenation of Alkynes with a Zinc-Anilide Complex, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN:0002-7863

Stadler B, Gorgas N, White AJP, et al., 2023, Double Deprotonation of CH3CN by an Iron-Aluminium Complex, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, ISSN:1433-7851

Parr JMM, Phanopoulos A, Vickneswaran A, et al., 2023, Understanding the role of ring strain in beta-alkyl migration at Mg and Zn centres, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

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