April 2024: At the Medical Ball 2024 last Saturday (04/27/24), Dr. Gisela Boeck, Dr. Lilian Szych and Prof. Dr. Peter Huy were honored for their commitment to teaching in the course of the module "Fundamentals of Chemistry" at the university medicine. Many thanks to the student council for medicine and Health!

photo by Erich Boeck
photo by Erich Boeck

April 2024: We welcome Ben van der Wardt back in the group for his master thesis about Lewis base catalyzed substitutions with phosphonic acids and alcohols and wish him the best of luck!


March 2024: New micro lecture about "Chirality and Natural Products" in German available on the youtube channel PeterHuy Lab!


October 2023: We would like to welcome Dario Lasch back after a Master Thesis in the esteemed Group of Vinh Nguyen at the UNSW in Sydney for his PhD! Congratulations to Dario for being awarded with a fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and thanks a lot for the financial support by the Juniorstudium of our university.

July 2023: We have just returned from the stunning 22nd European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC), which took place in the picturesque city of Ghent in the heart of Belgium. Thanks to the organizing team for a wonderful conference!

April 2023: We would like to kindly welcome Richard Tröltzsch as new bachelor student in the team and wish him all the best for his thesis about gas surrogates.

January 2023: We would like to welcome Do Thao Thuyen back in the group for her PhD thesis in collaboration with Prof. Ralf Ludwig and wish her the best of success. Thanks a lot to the Rohan SDG Graduate School and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for providing funding!


January 2023: Better later than never! Impressions from our relaxed Xmas party in January after all the stress form the Christmas season...


October 2022: To our pleasure Jan Haase from Heidelberg University has returned after his internship to our group to carry out his master thesis! We wish him the best of luck for his project regarding catalytic nucleophilic substitution methodologies.


August 2022: Many Thanks to the offene Uni Rostock for funding our project “Micro Lecture General and Organic Chemistry: Carbonyl Compounds and Alkylhalides, Alcohols, Thiols and Amines” for the Production of Teaching Videos.


April 2022: We would like to welcome Anna Mädge, Hendrik Kühl and Ben van der Wardt as new bachelor students in our group! We wish them the best of luck for their research projects.



September 2021: Many thanks to the press office of Rostock University for publishing a great article about our PhD student Jack Christen entitled "Doktorand will Geheimnisse von Alkoholen lüften" / "PhD Student Wants to Unravel the Secrects of Alcohols" under media information!


August 2021:   Our collaborative project “Mit integriertem Lernen neue Wege in der universitären Lehre aufzeigen” / „Application of Blended Learning in University Teaching“ with the group of Prof. Flint has been selected for funding in the course of the promotion fund Carpe Digitale of the Rostocker Online Campus. The enterprise is about the introduction of the inverted classroom in a chemistry course for several hundred medicine students.


July 2021: We kindly welcome Mrs. Do Thao Thuyen from Vietnam for a research internship in our laboratories funded by the Rohan Catalysis graduate school. Good Luck with your research endeavours!

June 2021: Peter´s lecture "Organische Chemie für Biowissenschaften" about organic chemistry, which is available on YouTube, has been included in the program of the Juniorstudium of Rostock University. The Juniostudium provides pupils all over Germany the opportunity to participate in university courses!


June 2021: Peter has published a report regarding his hybrid teaching experience in Nachrichten aus der Chemie. Many thanks to Frauke Zbikowski from the editorial office for this opportunity and the productive collaboration!


June 2021: We would like to welcome Dario as our first bachelor student at Rostock University! We wish him the best of luck for his Bachelor thesis.

May 2021: Our application "Praxis-orientierte Hybridlehre" for funding from the Stiftung Innovation für Hochschulehre for the development and implementation of Hybrid teaching at Rostock University has been granted! We are looking forwar to a fruitful collaboration with the group of Prof. Spengler and the IT and media centre (ITMZ)!


May 2021: A concise course  about organic chemistry is published on the YouTube channel of Rostock university unirostock in 14 parts after intensive revision. The video recordings were obtained through the Live-Streaming of Peter´s chemistry lecture for medicine students in the winter term 2020 / 2021. 

May 2021: Thanks to the press office of Rostock university to release a media information regarding our public streaming of lectures!


April 2021: Peter´s first lecture is now streamed live and public on YouTube via the channel PeterHuy Lab! The course provides an introduction to organic chemistry.

March 2021: Our application with Prof. Seidel for the promotion fund Carpe Digitale of the Rostocker Online Campus has been successful! The project is about the video recording and streaming of lectures to facilitate courses based on the inverted classroom concept.


November 2020: ChemCatChem just published an Author Interview with Peter!


November 2020: We would like to welcome Jan from Heidelberg University for an intership in our labs!


October 2020: Peter just finished his Habilitation procedure with the inaugural lecture at Saarland University. Many thanks to his mentor Uli Kazmaier and all colleagues and friends at the chemistry department, HIPS and INM for their strong support in the past years!


October 2020: On the cover! Our latest ChemCatChem full paper Cover feature has been published. Thanks to the Sandra González-Gallardo and the team of ChemCatChem for the invitation to submit a manscript in the course of the Young Researcher Series!

October 2020: We would like to welcome Jack and Djavid as new PhD students in the group. We wish them the best of luck for their thesis!

photo by Maria Lange
photo by Maria Lange

October 2020: Peter has been appointed as associate professor (W2) for organic chemistry at Rostock university! The ceremony took place in the beautiful capitol of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin in the ministry of education.


September 2020: Just accepted in ACS Catalysis: In-depth mechanistic elucidations of formamide catalyzed nucleophilic substitutions. Great collaboration with the labs of Gerhard Hilt (Oldenburg University) and André Schäfer (Saarland University)!

August 2020: Lewis base catalysis as enabling technology: Our newst manuscript about the activation of alcohols by means of chloroformates as inherently safer phosgene suggorates has been accepted at ChemCatChem and is also highlighted as part of the Young Researcher Series. Congratulations to Ben and Tanja!

July 2020: Two new PhD positions in the area of homogenous catalysis and natural product synthesis and radical chemistry, respectively, are available from October 1st 2020. The application deadline is 24th of July.


July 2020: Our group just moved to Rostock University to the Institute for Chemistry!


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!

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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!

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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!