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Prof. Dr. P. Hofmann
Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie III
Im Neuenheimer Feld 270
D-69120 Heidelberg


Tel.: +49 6221 54-8502  
  +49 6221 54-8415 (Brigitte Horvat, secretary)
Fax: +49 6221 54-4885  


Hofmann, Peter (Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. nat. habil.); diploma 1970, Ph. D. 1973 (University of Erlangen); Liebig fellow of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie", 1974 and 1977 Postdoc, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA (Roald Hoffmann); habilitation 1978 (University of Erlangen, Paul v. Ragué Schleyer); Emmy Noether Award 1978; 1979 visiting associate professor, University of California Berkeley (A. Streitwieser jr.); 1980 associate professor (University of Erlangen); 1981 "Dozenten-Award" of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie", 1981-1983 guest chair at the TU München (E. O. Fischer); since 1983 associate professor, TU München (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry); visiting professorships at the universities of Bern, Ulm, TU and FU Berlin, Heidelberg and Rennes; 1995 offer of a chair in organic chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (F. Bickelhaupt's chair); since 1995 full professor of organic chemistry, University of Heidelberg. Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences 2002-2004. 2004-2008 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. Visiting professorship at the Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France), winter semester 04/05. 2006 Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Initiation and research management of CaRLa, the joint Catalysis Research Laboratory of the University of Heidelberg and BASF (since 2006). Recipient of the Emil Fischer medal of the GDCh 2008. In 2011 election as a member of the Academy of Science and Arts of Nordrhein-Westfalen. 2012 Elected as the 1st Charles and Martha Casey Lecturer on Organometallic Chemistry, U. of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.


Teaching (special lectures und classes):

  • Orbital interactions: apllications to organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis (winter semester 1996/97)
  • Bond activation with transition metals in organic chemistry (summer semester 1997)
  • Modern organometallic polymerization catalysis (winter semester 1997/98)
  • Applied MO-theory (winter semester 1998/99)
  • Metal mediated CH- and CC-activation for organic synthesis (summer semester 2000)
  • Catalysts for olefin metahesis: new tools and methods for organic synthesis (summer semester 2001)
  • Metal mediated organic syntheses: From mechanism and theory to structure and function
  • CH- and CC-Activation and -Functionalization (summer semester 2010)
  • Applied MO-Theory in Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneom Catalysis (summer semester 2012)

Recent publications:

  • Stuart E. Smith, Tobias Rosendahl, Peter Hofmann
    Toward the Rhodium-Catalyzed Bis-Hydroformylation of 1,3-Butadiene to Adipic Aldehyde
    Organometallics 30, (2011), S. 3643.

  • Madeleine Schultz, Frank Eisenträger, Christian Regius, Frank Rominger, Patrick Hanno-Igels, Paul Jakob, Irene Gruber, Peter Hofmann
    Crowded Diphosphinomethane Ligands in Catalysis: [(R2PCH2PR'22P)NiR"]+ Cations for Ethylene Polymerization without Activators
    Organometallics 31, (2012), S. 207-224.

  • Erik Kühnel, Igor V. Shishkov, Frank Rominger, Thomas Oeser, Peter Hofmann
    Synthesis and Structures of Copper(I) Complexes with Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCP) and Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (Bis-NHC)
    Organometallics 31, (2012), S.8000-8011.

  • Michael L. Lejkowski, Ronald Lindner, Takeharu Kageyama, Gabriella É. Bódizs, Philipp N. Plessow, Imke B. Müller, Ansgar Schäfer, Frank Rominger, Peter Hofmann, Cornelia Futter, Stephan A. Schunk, Michael Limbach
    The First Catalytic Synthesis of an Acrylate from CO2 and an Alkene — A Rational Approach
    Chem. Eur. J.
    18, (2012), S.14017-14025.

  • Philipp Nägele, Ulrike Herrlich (neé Blumbach), Frank Rominger, Peter Hofmann
    Transition Metal Complexes of Bulky, Electron-Rich N-Phospanyl-Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCP Ligands). Small Bite Four- Membered (κ-C, κ-P) Chelate Structures
    Organometallics 31, (2012), S. 181-191.

  • Hiyam Salem, Martin Schmitt, Ulrike Herrlich (neé Blumbach), Erik Kühnel, Marcel Brill, Philipp Nägele, André Luiz Bogado, Frank Rominger, Peter Hofmann
    Bulky N-Phosphinomethyl-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Chelate Ligands: Synthesis, Molecular Geometry, Electronic Structure and their Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes
    Organometallics 32, (2013), S. 29-46.

  • Alexander Wetzel, Simone Woeckel, Mathias Schelwies, Marion K. Brinks, Frank Rominger, Peter Hofmann, Michael Limbach
    Selective Alkylation of Amines with Alcohols by Cp*-Iridium(III) Half-Sandwich Complexes
    Org. Lett. xx, (2013), S.n.n..

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