June 2020: Just published in Chem. Eur. J.: Our merger between organo- and transition metal catalysis entitled "Rapid Organocatalytic Formation of Carbon Monoxide: Application towards Carbonylative Cross Couplings". For the first time we have included graphical procedures.

May 2020: In the course of the habilitation procedure Peter gave his scientific talk about "Sulfolipides - Polyhalogenated Toxic Natural Products from Algae".

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March 2020: The novel program for the OC Colloquium at Saarland university is now available!

Programm OC-Kolloquium Sommersemester 20
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January 2020: The final review in Nachrichten aus der Chemie about "Radikale durch Licht – molekularer Baukasten für komplexe Moleküle" is now available. An English translation entitled "Light Promoted Radical Formation – Toolbox for the Construction of Complex Molecules" can be downloaded accessed.

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December 2019: On the cover! Our latest review about catalytic SN-reactions in Eur. J. Org. Chem..

October 2019: For all that are interested in Lewis base catalyzed nucleophilic substitutions check-out our brand-new review in Eur. J. Org. Chem.. Thanks to the reviewers to rate our manuscript as very important!

October 2019: The brand-new program for the organic chemistry colloquium at Saarland University is now available!

Programm OC-Kolloquium Wintersemester 20
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September 2019: Our recent publication in Chem. Sci. about the catalytic activation of carboxylic acids has been highlighted in Synfacts!


September 2019: Our second short review for Nachrichten aus der Chemie entitled "Nicht essen, nur schauen – polyhalogenierte Naturstoffe aus Algen" about Sulfolipide natural products has been published. An English version with the title "Beautiful but Toxic – Polyhalogenated Natural Products from Algae" is also available below.

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August 2019: Our extensive Science of Synthesis Knowledge Update on the synthesis of chloro, bromo and iodo alkenes has been published!

July 2019: Pamela has recently joined the team for her bachelor thesis. We wish her the best of luck!


July 2019: We have won a Wiley Poster Award on the OMCOS in Heidelberg! Congratulations to Ben and thanks to the award committee for selecting our poster.


June 2019: Our recent manuscript on catalytic ester C-O and amide C-N bond formation has been accepted by Chemical Science!

June 2019: For our short review in the May issue of Nachrichten aus der Chemie the journal of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) entitled "Boron Lewis Acid Catalysis: How to Synthesize Amides Atom-Efficiently" is now also an English version available.

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April 2019: We would like to welcome Philipp for his bachelor thesis to our team!


April 2019: Our most recent work on the catalytic transformation of aldehydes into 1,1-dichlorides is now available at Synthesis.

March 2019: Our most recent Org. Lett. publication was highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal. This webpage of Reto Müller contains a broad collection of highly useful informations for organic chemist. Different up-to-date methods are compiled sorted by function group transformations.


January 2019: Congratulation to Tanja on successfully defending her PhD thesis! She is the first PhD student to graduate from the group.



October 2018: The novel program for the organic chemistry talk series at Saarland University is now ready!

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August 2018: Our latest manuscript in Eur. J. Org. Chem. has been highlighted as very important paper and is also published in HOT TOPICS: Organocatalysis.


July 2018: Eur. J. Org. Chem. accepted our novel manuscript about sulfoxides as Lewis base catalysts for the dehydroxychlorination of alcohols. The full paper can be found under accepted articles.

May 2018: An updated program for the organic chemistry talk series at Saarland University is now available.

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May 2018: Tanja´s paper on cyclopropenone catalyzed halogenations of alcohols has been accepted by Org. Lett. and is now published under ASAP. Congratulations Tanja!

May 2018: We welcome Ben as our newest member in the team. Good luck with your master thesis!


April 2018: Our novel publication in Chem. Eur. J. was selected as hot paper and we were allowed to submit a graphic for the inside cover.

 April 2018: A warm welcome to Marc, whom recently started his master thesis in our group.


April 2018: The new program for the organic chemistry talks (OC-Colloquium) at Saarland University is now available!


March 2018: Our new manuscript on cyanuric chloride mediated catalytic nucleophilic substitutions of alcohols has been accepted at Chem. Eur. J. and is now available online under Early View.


May 2017: We kindly welcome Christelle for her bachelor thesis in the team.


May 2017: We just moved to our new lab 1.01 in the first floor of the Institute of Organic Chemistry with brand-new equipment!