Imperial College London

Dr 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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Rekhroukh F, Zhang L, Kong RY, et al., 2022, Stereoselective insertion of cyclopropenes into Mg-Mg bonds, Chemical Communications, Vol:58, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:8282-8285

Sheldon DJ, Crimmin MR, 2022, Repurposing of F-gases: challenges and opportunities in fluorine chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol:51, ISSN:0306-0012, Pages:4977-4995

Gorgas N, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2022, Cooperative C-H Bond Activation by a Low-Spin d(6) Iron-Aluminum Complex, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:144, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:8770-8777

Parr JM, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2022, Magnesium-stabilised transition metal formyl complexes: structures, bonding, and ethenediolate formation, Chemical Science, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:6592-6598

Mulryan D, Rodwell J, Phillips NA, et al., 2022, Au(I) Catalyzed HF Transfer: Tandem Alkyne Hydrofluorination and Perfluoroarene Functionalization, Acs Catalysis, Vol:12, ISSN:2155-5435, Pages:3411-3419

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