The Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Group (IRMG) is one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC’s strategy and charter. The IRMG was founded in 1970.


The group is concerned with all aspects of the fundamentals, methodologies (experimental, computational and theoretical) and applications of inorganic reaction mechanisms, that is of the processes of bond formation and cleavage, electron transfer, the nature of intermediates, medium and other effects, in inorganic and organometallic redox and substitution reactions, including those which underlie important catalytic, environmental, biological and industrial processes.


The group organise a number of events each year and details of these, along with other conferences and meetings of interest to the group, can be found on the Meetings and Events page.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Join the IRMG

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join the IRMG please see the instructions on the RSC website.