McCalmont, Karla A. Miller


Bachelor of Arts
St Olaf, 1997

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Michigan, 2002

About this team member

Karla graduated from the St. Olaf in the spring of 1997 with a B.A in chemistry and math.  During her time as a graduate student at Michigan she discovered novel intermolecular CH-insertion reactions and CH-activation reactions using germanium.  Karla completed a post-doc with Bill Trogler at UCSD.  She currently lives in San Diego.


  • Silylene- and Germylene-Mediated C-H Activation:  Reaction with Alkanes, Ethers, and Amines Organometallics 2009 28 2744
  • Exploring Two Reactions of Ketones with Ge[CH(SiMe3)2]2: CH and OH insertion. Organometallics 2003 22 5054-5063.
  • C-H Activation of Ethers and Alkanes by Germylene-Aryl Halide Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003 125 8986-8987.
  • Quick, Efficient Conversion of Phenones to Conjugated Trienes, R. Organometallics 2002 21 457-459.
  • Self-limiting Chemical Vapor Deposition of an Ultra-thin Silicon Oxide Film. Thin Solid Films 2001 397 78-82.
  • Intermolecular C-H Insertions and Cyclization Reactions involving a Stable Germylene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001 123 982