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Carsten Milsmann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Milsmann Group Website


Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum.

Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Research Interestes: Inorganic Synthesis and Spectroscopy, Photocatalysis, Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, Computational Chemistry.

Teaching Fields

Inorganic Chemistry

Courses Offered


A Luminescent Zirconium(IV) Complex as a Molecular Photosensitizer for Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis. Zhang, Y., Petersen, J. L., Milsmann, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, available online, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b05934.

N−N Bond Cleavage of 1,2-Diarylhydrazines and N−H Bond Formation via H-Atom Transfer in Vanadium Complexes Supported by a Redox-Active Ligand. Milsmann, C., Semproni, S. P., Chirik, P. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, available online, DOI: 10.1021/ja5062196.

Four-Coordinate Cobalt Pincer Complexes: Electronic Structure Studies and Ligand Modification by Homolytic and Heterolytic Pathways. Semproni, S. P., Milsmann, C., Chirik, P. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9211.

Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Carbene Complexes: Evidence for a Carbene Radical. Russell, S. K., Hoyt, J. M., Bart, S. C., Milsmann, C., Stieber, S. C. E., Semproni, S. P., DeBeer, S., Chirik, P. J., Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 1168.

Catalytic Hydrogenation Activity and Electronic Structure Determination of Bis(arylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine Cobalt Alkyl and Hydride Complexes. Yu, R., Darmon, J. M., Milsmann, C., Margulieux, G., Stieber, S. C. E., DeBeer, S., Chirik, P. J., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13168.

Reversible Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation Induced by Oxidation and Reduction at a Redox-Active Cobalt Complex. Atienza, C. C. H., Milsmann, C., Semproni, S. P., Turner, Z. R., Chirik, P. J., Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 5403. 

Redox-Induced N2 Hapticity Switching in Zirconocene Dinitrogen Complexes. Semproni, S. P., Knobloch, D. J., Milsmann, C., Chirik, P. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 5372.

Oxidation and Reduction of Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Dinitrogen Complexes: Evidence for Formation of a Chelate Trianion. Tondreau, A. M., Stieber, S. C. E., Milsmann, C., Lobkovsky, E., Weyhermüller, T., Chirik, P. J., Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 635. 

Spin Crossover in a 3,5-Bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazolate-Bridged Dinuclear Iron(II) Complex [{Fe(NCBH3)(py)}2(μ-L1)2] – Powder versus Single Crystal Study. Schneider, C. J., Cashion, J. D., Chilton, N. F., Etrillard, C., Fuentealba, M., Howard, J. A. K., Létard, J.-F., Milsmann, C., Moubaraki, B., Sparkes, H. A., Batten, S. R., Murray, K. S., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 850.

Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Alkene Hydrosilylation Activity of Terpyridine and Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Dialkyl Complexes. Tondreau, A. M., Atienza, C. C. H., Darmon, J. M., Milsmann, C., Hoyt, H. M., Weller, K. J., Nye, S. A., Lewis, K. M., Boyer, J., Delis, J. G. P., Lobkovsky, E., Chirik, P. J., Organometallics 2012, 31, 4886.

Azo N=N Bond Cleavage with a Redox-Active Vanadium Compound Involving Metal-Ligand Cooperativity. Milsmann, C., Turner, Z. R., Semproni, S. P., Chirik, P. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5386.

Side-on Dinitrogen Complexes of Titanocenes with Disubstituted Cyclopentadienyl Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Spectroscopic Characterization. Semproni, S. P., Milsmann, C., Chirik, P. J., Organometallics 2012, 31, 3672.

Structure and Reactivity of a Hafnocene m-Nitride Prepared From Dinitrogen Cleavage. Semproni, S. P., Milsmann, C., Chirik, P. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5213.

Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Dinitrogen Compounds Revisited: Differences in Electronic Structure Between Four- and Five-Coordinate Derivatives. Stieber, S. C. E., Milsmann, C., Hoyt, J. M., Turner, Z. R., Finkelstein, K. D., Wieghardt, K., DeBeer, S., Chirik, P. J., Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 3770.