Prof. Dr. Peter Huy

Department of Organic Chemistry

Institut of Chemistry

University of Rostock

Email: peter.huy[at]
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Main current Research interests:

  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
  • Mechanistic Elucidation
  • Sustainable Chemistry

Selected publications (max. three):

  • Rapid Organocatalytic Formation of Carbon Monoxide: Application towards Carbonylative Cross Couplings / B. Zoller, J. Zapp, P. H. Huy,* Chem. Eur. J. 2020226, 9632-9638.
  • Formamide-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Substitutions: Mechanistic Insight and Rationalization of Catalytic Activity / C. Kohlmeyer, S. Schäfer,* P. H. Huy,* G. Hilt,* ACS Catalysis 2020, 10, 11567-11577.
  • Formamide Catalyzed Activation of Carboxylic Acids: Versatile and Cost-Efficient Amidation and Esterification / P. H. Huy,* C. Mbouhom, Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7399-7406 (doi: 10.1039/C9SC02126D).

Summary Research

Our research is dedicated towards the development of novel catalytic methods to improve functional group tolerance, selectivities and sustainability compared to conventional non-catalytic approaches. Additionally, these newly established protocols are applied in the synthesis of bioactive compounds such as pharmaceuticals and natural products. Eventually, mechanistic elucidations allow for a deepened understanding, which inspires further innovative developments.

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