Chemistry / Biochemistry
Department Chair:
Rebecca Whelan

Administrative Assistant:
Rachel Wysocki

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8300
Fax: (440) 775-6682

Science Center A263
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:00-noon | 1:00-4:30pm

Martin N. Ackermann

Martin N. Ackermann

Marty Ackermann

Martin N. Ackermann

Emeritus Professor, (at Oberlin from 1966-2006) retired 2006


Educational Background 

  • Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley 


Research Interests:
Synthesis and characterization of transition-metal organometallic complexes of nitrogen-containing ligands, principally diazenes and hydrazines 

Inorganic Chem, General Chem, Synthesis Laboratory

Contact Information:


Representative Works:

  • M.N. Ackermann, M.P. Robinson*, I.A. Maher*, E.B. LeBlanc*, R.V. Raz*, "Synthesis and Characterization of cis-Mo(CO)4(L-L') and cis-Mo(CO)2(L-L')2 Complexes of N(1)-methyl-2-(arylazo)imidazoles (L-L'). Correlations of Spectroscopic Data with Substitutent Effects", J. Organometal. Chem., 2003, 682, 248.
  • M.N. Ackermann, K.B. Moore*, A.S. Colligan*, J.A. Thomas-Wohlever*, K.J. Warren*," Tetracarbonylmolybdenum Complexes of 2-(Phenylhydrazino)pyridine Ligands. Correlations of Spectroscopic Data with Pyridyl Substituent Effects.", J. Organometal. Chem., 2003, 667, 81.