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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Phillips N, Kong R, White A, et al., 2021, Slippage between η2 and η1 Coordination in Group 11 Borataalkene Complexes: Models for Alkene Activation., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

Garçon M, Mun NW, White AJP, et al., 2021, Palladium-catalysed C-H bond zincation of arenes: scope, mechanism, and the role of heterometallic intermediates, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN:1433-7851

Garçon M, Mun NW, White AJP, et al., 2021, Palladium‐Catalysed C−H Bond Zincation of Arenes: Scope, Mechanism, and the Role of Heterometallic Intermediates, Angewandte Chemie, ISSN:0044-8249

Kong RY, Crimmin MR, 2021, Chemoselective C−C σ‐Bond Activation of the Most Stable Ring in Biphenylene**, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:133, ISSN:0044-8249, Pages:2651-2655

Batuecas M, Gorgas N, Crimmin MR, 2021, Catalytic C–H to C–M (M = Al, Mg) bond transformations with heterometallic complexes, Chemical Science, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:1993-2000

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