Imperial College London

Dr Mark R. Crimmin

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Reader in Organometallic Chemistry



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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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Kong RY, Crimmin MR, 2020, Activation and functionalization of C–C σ-Bonds of alkylidene cyclopropanes at main group centers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:142, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:11967-11971

Kong RY, Crimmin MR, 2020, Cooperative strategies for CO homologation., Dalton Trans

Phillips NA, Coates GJ, White AJP, et al., 2020, Defluoroalkylation of sp(3) C-F bonds of industrially relevant hydrofluoroolefins, Chemistry: a European Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:5365-5368

Bakewell C, Garçon M, Kong RY, et al., 2020, Reactions of an aluminum(I) reagent with 1,2-, 1,3-, and 1,5-dienes: dearomatization, reversibility, and a pericyclic mechanism, Inorganic Chemistry, Vol:59, ISSN:0020-1669

Hooper TN, Brown RK, Rekhroukh F, et al., 2020, Catalyst control of selectivity in the C–O bond alumination of biomass derived furans, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

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