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Carsten Milsmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Milsmann Group Website


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

Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Research Interests

Inorganic Synthesis and Spectroscopy, Photocatalysis, Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, Computational Chemistry.

Teaching Fields

Inorganic Chemistry

Courses Offered

  • CHEM 322 - Survey of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 422/522 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 
  • CHEM 422L - Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
  • CHEM 723 - Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry

Selected Publications

Carbene Transfer from a Pyridine Dipyrrolide Iron Carbene Complex: Reversible Migration of a Diphenylcarbene Ligand into an Iron–Nitrogen Bond. Hakey, B. M.;  Leary, D. C.; Martinez, J. C.; Darmon, J. M.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Milsmann, C. Organometallics 2022, 41, 2268.

Long-Lived Photoluminescence of Molecular Group 14 Compounds through Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence. Gowda, A. S.; Lee, T. S.; Rosko, M. C.; Petersen, J. L.; Castellano, F. N.; Milsmann, CInorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 7338.

High Magnetic Anisotropy of a Square-Planar Iron-Carbene Complex. Hakey, B. M.; Leary, D. C.; Xiong, J.; Harris, C. F.; Darmon, J. M.; Petersen, J. L.; Berry, J. F.*; Guo, Y.*; Milsmann, CInorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 18575.

Low power threshold photochemical upconversion using a zirconium(IV) LMCT photosensitizer. Yang, M.; Sheykhi, S.; Zhang, Y.; Milsmann, C.; Castellano, F. N. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 9069.

Delayed Fluorescence from Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer Excited States. Zhang, Y.; Lee, T. S.; Favale, J. M.; Petersen, J. L.; Scholes, G. D.; Castellano, F. N.; Milsmann, C. Nat. Chem. 2020, 12, 345.

A Zirconium Photosensitizer with a Long-Lived Excited State: Mechanistic Insight into Photo-Induced Single Electron Transfer. Zhang, Y.; Lee, T. S.; Petersen, J. L.; Milsmann, CJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 5934.

A Luminescent Zirconium(IV) Complex as a Molecular Photosensitizer for Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis. Zhang, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Milsmann, CJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13115.