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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McMullen JS, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2023, Ring-expansion and desulfurisation of thiophenes with an aluminium(I) reagent., Chem Commun (camb)

Parr JM, Crimmin MR, 2023, Carbon-carbon bond activation by Mg, Al, and Zn complexes., Chem Sci, Vol:14, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:11012-11021

Parr JM, Crimmin MR, 2023, Carbon-carbon bond activation by Mg, Al, and Zn complexes, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

Parr JM, White AJP, Crimmin MR, 2023, Calcium-stabilised transition metal bis(formyl) complexes: structure and bonding, Chemical Communications, Vol:59, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:9840-9843

Sheldon DJ, Parr JM, Crimmin MR, 2023, Room Temperature Defluorination of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) by a Magnesium Reagent, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:145, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:10486-10490

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