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THE MILSMANN LAB

Inorganic Chemistry Research at West Virginia University

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Research in the Milsmann lab combines the areas of physical inorganic chemistry, synthetic inorganic chemistry, and catalysis to find new solutions towards more sustainable and green chemistry. We try to utilize compounds based on earth-abundant elements in (photo)chemical processes that are traditionally dominated by precious metal catalysts. All projects in the group involve the synthesis and manipulation of air-sensitive materials under rigorously inert conditions and take advantage of the large tool box of available physical methods for in-depths analysis and characterization.

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PHOTOSENSITIZER DEVELOPMENT

TRANSITION METAL PHOTOCHEMISTRY

CATALYSIS WITH EARTH-ABUNDANT METALS

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Below you will find a selection of our team’s most recently published papers. Click on the title or picture for a link to the article. A complete list of the group's research articles can be found here.

Dylan C. Leary, Jordan C. Martinez, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Jeffrey L. Petersen and Carsten Milsmann

​Chemical Communications 2022, available online

The photoluminescent eight-coordinate zirconium complex Zr(HPMPH)4 shows dual emission via fluorescence and phosphorescence with an overall quantum efficiency of 4% at room temperature in solution. The phosphorescence lifetime is dependent on concentration, indicating excimer formation at higher concentrations, and reaches almost 800 μs at high dilution.

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Brett M. Hakey, Dylan C. Leary, Jordan C. Martinez, Jonathan M. Darmon, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Carsten Milsmann

​Organometallics 2022, 41, 2268.


Addition of isocyanides to a square-planar iron-carbene complex results in facile carbene insertion into an Fe-N bond of the supporting pyridine dipyrrolide pincer ligand. This reaction is fully reversible and allows carbene transfer to generate ketenimines at elevated temperatures.

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Anitha S. Gowda, Tia S. Lee, Michael C. Rosko, Jeffrey L. Petersen, Felix N. Castellano, and Carsten Milsmann

Inorganic Chemistry 2022, 61, 7338.

Molecular group 14 chromophores with pyridine dipyrrolide ligands show long-lived photoluminescence in solution at and around room temperature due to competing prompt fluorescence and thermally activated delayed fluorescence. Intersystem crossing time constants in the pico- to nanosecond range establish facile access to the triplet manifold.

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C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry
West Virginia University
Chemistry Research Laboratory 467
100 Prospect Street, Morgantown, WV 26506

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