Dr. Peter H. Huy

Organic Chemistry - Homogenous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry


Short CV

  • 2001 - 2006 Diploma studies, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2006 - 2010 PhD with Prof. H.-G. Schmalz, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2011 Lecturer, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2011 - 2012 Postdoc with Prof. A. Koskinen, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 Postdoc with Prof. B. List, Max-Planck Institute of Carbon Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • 2014 - 2020 Habilitation with Prof. U. Kazmaier, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2019 Deputy Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Since 2020 Professor for Organic Chemistry, Rostock University
  • Liebig and PhD fellowship from the Fonds of the Chemical Industry, DAAD fellowship
  • ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5099-5988
  • Twitter: @peterhuylab

Internet:  group website


Research Topics

  • Organocatalysis
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Products


Key Publications

  • B. Zoller, J. Zapp, P. H. Huy, "Rapid Organocatalytic Formation of Carbon Monoxide: Application towards Carbonylative Cross Couplings", Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 226, 9632-9638.
  • P. H. Huy, C. Mbouhom, “Formamide Catalyzed Activation of Carboxylic Acid Chlorides: Versatile and Cost-Efficient Amidation and Esterification“, Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7399-7406.
  • P. H. Huy, S. Motsch, S. M. Kappler, “Formamides as Lewis Base Catalysts in SN-Reactions - Efficient Transformation of Alcohols into Chlorides, Amines and Ethers”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 10145-10149.
  • Für einen aktuellen Übersichtsartikel siehe: P. H. Huy, "Lewis Base Catalysis Promoted Nucleophilic Substitutions - Recent Advances and Future Directions", Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 10-27.



Institute for Chemistry
Rostock University
Albert-Einstein-Straße 3a
D-18059 Rostock

Dr. Peter H. Huy
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