Prof. P. Hofmann

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12.01.1947 - 15.08.2015


Hofmann, Peter (Prof. Dr.); Diplom 1970, Dissertation 1973 (Universität Erlangen); Fakultätspreis 1973, Liebig-Stipendiat des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, 1974 und 1977 DFG-Postdoc-Stipendium, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA (Roald Hoffmann); Habilitation 1978 (Universität Erlangen, Paul v. Ragué Schleyer); Emmy-Nöther-Preis 1978, 1979 Gastprofessor, University of California, Berkeley; 1980 Prof. C2 (Universität Erlangen); 1981 Dozentenpreis des Fond der Chemischen Industrie, 1981 - 1983 Gastlehrstuhl TU München (E. O. Fischer); ab 1983 Extraordinarius TU München (Anorganisch-chemisches Institut); Gastprofessuren in Bern, Ulm, TU und FU Berlin, Heidelberg, Rennes; 1995 Ruf an die Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Nachfolge Bickelhaupt); seit 1995 o. Prof., Universität Heidelberg. Sprecher des Sonderforschungsbereiches 623 "Molekulare Katalysatoren: Struktur und Funktionsdesign" der Universität Heidelberg 2002 - 2010. Dekan der Fakultät für Chemie und Geowissenschaften 2002-2004. Von 2004-2008 Prodekan für Chemie. Gastprofessur an der Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg WS 2004/05. 2006 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Initiator und wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Catalysis Research Laboratory CaRLa der Universität Heidelberg/BASF (seit 2006). Verleihung der Emil-Fischer-Medaille der GDCh 2008. 2011 Ernennung zum Mitglied der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste. 2012 Charles and Martha Casey Lecturer on Organometallic Chemistry, U. of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.





C.C. Brown, F. Rominger, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Bulky N‑Phosphino-Functionalized N‑Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Synthesis, Ruthenium Coordination Chemistry, and Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes for Olefin Metathesis
Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10126−10140.

J. Mormul, M. Mulzer, T. Rosendahl, F. Rominger, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Synthesis of Adipic Aldehyde by n-Selective Hydroformylation of 4-Pentenal
Organometallics 2015, 34, 4102

P.N. Plessow, J.J. Carbo, A. Schaefer, P. Hofmann
Selective Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Oxirane by a Bisphosphine Pt(0) Complex-A Theoretical Study
Organometallics 2015, 34, 3764

M. Brendel, R. Engelke, V.G. Desai, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Synthesis and Reactivity of Platinum(II) cis-Dialkyl, cis-Alkyl Chloro, and cis-Alkyl Hydrido Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene Chelate Complexes
Organometallics 2015, 34, 2870

S. Schmidt, E. Barath, C. Larcher, T. Rosendahl, P. Hofmann
Rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation of 1,3-butadiene to adipic aldehyde: revealing selectivity and rate-determining steps
Organometallics 2015, 34, 841

M. Brendel, J. Wenz, I.V. Shishkov, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Lithium Complexes of Neutral Bis-NHC Ligands
Organometallics 2015, 34, 669

M. Brill, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
1,2-Bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)imidazole (dtbpi): a versatile imidazole-based, rigid, bulky bisphosphine ligand for transition metals
Organometallics 2015, 34, 506

S.C.E. Stieber, N. Huguet, T. Kageyama, I. Jevtovikj, P. Ariyananda, A. Gordillo, S.A. Schunk, F. Rominger,
P. Hofmann, M. Limbach
Acrylate formation from CO2 and ethylene: catalysis with palladium and mechanistic insight
Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 10907

M. Brill, D. Marrwitz, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Comparative study of electronic and steric properties of bulky, electron-rich bisphosphinoethane, bis-NHC and phosphino-NHC chelating ligands in analogous rhodium(I) and iridium(I) COD and carbonyl complexes

J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 775, 137 – 151.



P. Hofmann, M. Brill
NHCP ligand for catalysis
in Molecular Catalysts: structure and functional design (Eds. L.H. Gade and P.
Hofmann), Wiley-VCH 2014, 207 – 233.

P. Hofmann, M.E. Tauchert
Ligand design and mechanistic studies for Ni-catalyzed hydrocyanation and 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile isomerization based upon Rh-hydroformylation research
in Molecular Catalysts: structure and functional design (Eds. L.H. Gade and P.
Hofmann), Wiley-VCH 2014, 161 – 181.

Molecular Catalysts: structure and functional design (Eds. L.H. Gade and P. Hofmann), Wiley VCH 2014

C.C. Brown, P.N. Plessow, F. Rominger, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Unexpected Reactivity Patterns of Ruthenium Alkylidenes with N-Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands (NHCPs)
Organometallics 2014, 33, 6754

S. Schmidt, E. Barath, T. Prommnitz, T. Rosendahl, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Synthesis and Characterization of Crotyl Intermediates in Rh-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of 1,3-Butadiene
Organometallics 2014, 33, 6018

P.N. Plessow, A. Schäfer, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Acrylate Formation from CO2 and Ethylene Mediated by Nickel Complexes - A Theoretical Study
Organometallics 2014, 33, 3657

G. Abkai, S. Schmidt, T. Rosendahl, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Iridium Models of Rhodium Intermediates in Hydroformylation Catalysis: Isolation and Molecular Structures of Fluxional ae and ee Isomers
Organometallics 2014, 33, 3212

N. Huguet, I. Jevtovikj, A. Gordillo, M.L. Lejkowski, R. Lindner, M. Bru, A.Y. Khalimon, F. Rominger, S.A. Schunk,
P. Hofmann
Nickel-Catalyzed Direct Carboxylation of Olefins with CO2: One-Pot Synthesis of
a,b-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acid Salts
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16858

M. Brendel, C. Braun, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Bis-NHC Chelate Complexes of Nickel(0) and Platinum(0)

Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 8886 – 8890; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 87418745.

X. Ye, P.N. Plessow, M.K. Brinks, M. Schelwies, T. Schaub, F. Rominger, R. Paciello, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Alcohol Amination with Ammonia Catalyzed by an Acridine-Based Ruthenium Pincer Complex: A Mechanistic Study
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5923

S. Schmidt, P. Deglmann, P. Hofmann
Density Functional Investigations of the Rh-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of 1,3-Butadiene with Bisphosphite Ligands
ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 3593

S. Wöckel, P.N. Plessow, M. Schelwies, M.K. Brinks, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann, M. Limbach
Alcohol Amination with Aminoacidato Cp*Ir(III)-Complexes as Catalysts: Dissociation of the Chelating Ligand during Initiation
ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 152



M.J. Chalkley, L.M. Guard, N. Hazari, P. Hofmann, D.P. Hruszkewycz, T.J. Schmeier,  M.K. Takase
Synthesis, Electronic Structure, and Reactivity of Palladium(I) Dimers with Bridging Allyl, Cyclopentadienyl, and Indenyl Ligands
Organometallics 2013, 32, 4223 – 4238.

A. Wetzel, S. Wöckel, M. Schelwies, M.K. Brinks, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann, M. Limbach
Selective Alkylation of Amines with Alcohols by Cp*-Iridium(III) Half-Sandwich Complexes
Org. Lett.
2013, 15, 266

P.N. Plessow, L. Weigel, R. Lindner, A. Schäfer, F. Rominger, M. Limbach, P. Hofmann
Mechanistic Details of the Nickel-Mediated Formation of Acrylates from CO2, Ethylene and Methyl Iodide
2013, 32, 3327

S. Schmidt, G. Abkai, T. Rosendahl, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Inter- and Intramolecular Interactions in Triptycene-Derived Bisphosphite Hydroformylation Catalysts: Structures, Energies, and Caveats for DFT-Assisted Ligand Design
2013, 32, 1044

P. Nägele, U. Herrlich (neé Blumbach), F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Transition Metal Complexes of Bulky, Electron-Rich N‑Phosphanyl-Substituted N‑Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCP Ligands). Small Bite Angle Four-Membered (κ‑C,κ‑P) Chelate Structures

Organometallics 2013, 32, 181 – 191.

H. Salem, M. Schmitt, U. Herrlich (née Blumbach), E. Kühnel, M. Brill, P. Nägele, A.L. Bogado, F. Rominger,
P. Hofmann
Bulky N-Phosphinomethyl-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Chelate Ligands: Synthesis, Molecular Geometry, Electronic Structure, and Their Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes
2013, 32, 29

M. Brill, E. Kühnel, C. Scriban, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
A short and modular synthesis of bulky and electron-rich N-phosphinomethyl-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 12861



E. Kühnel, I.V. Shishkov, F. Rominger, T. Oeser, P. Hofmann
Synthesis and Structures of Copper(I) Complexes with Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCP) and Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (Bis-NHC)

Organometallics 2012, 31, 8000 – 8011.

M. Schultz, F. Eisenträger, C. Regius, F. Rominger, P. Hanno-Igels, P. Jakob, I. Gruber, P. Hofmann
Crowded diphosphinomethane ligands in catalysis: [(R2PCH2PR´2-
k2P)NiR´´]+ cations for ethylene polymerization without activators
Organometallics 2012, 31, 207 – 224.

M. L. Lejkowski, R. Lindner, T. Kageyama, G. É. Bódizs, P. N. Plessow, I. B. Müller, A. Schäfer, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann, C. Futter, S. A. Schunk, M. Limbach
The First Catalytic Synthesis of an Acrylate from CO2 and an Alkene – A Rational Approach
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 14017 – 14025.



M.A.O. Volland, T. Schnetz, P. Hofmann
and efficient development of a new class of highly active ring-opening metathesis polymerization catalysts
in Modeling of Molecular Properties (Ed. Peter Comba), Wiley-VCH 2011, 165 – 190.

S. E. Smith, P. Hofmann
Towards the Rhodium-Catalyzed Bis-Hydroformylation of 1,3-Butadiene to Adipic Aldehyde
Organometallics 2011, 30, 3643 – 3651.

M.E. Tauchert, D.C.M. Warth, S.M. Braun, I. Gruber, A. Ziesak, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Highly efficient nickel-catalyzed 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile isomerization: applications and mechanistic studies employing the TTP ligand family

Organometallics 2011, 30, 2790 – 2809.



T. Schnetz, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
m-chlorido-bis{[m-1,8-bis(diisopropylphosphanyl)-9,10-dihydro-9,10-ethanoanthracene-k2P:P']-m-chlorido-m-methylidene-dipalladium(II)} tetrahydrofuran pentasolvate
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E: 2010, 66(4), m453 – m454.

M.E. Tauchert, T.R. Kaiser, A.P.V. Göthlich, F. Rominger, D.C.M. Warth, P. Hofmann
Phosphonite Ligand Design for Nickel-Catalyzed 2-Methyl-3-butenenitrile Isomerization and Styrene Hydrocyanation
ChemCatChem. 2010, 2, 674 – 682.

H. Urtel, C. Meier, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann
Neutral cis-alkyl olefin rhodium(I) complexes: models of intermediates in late transition metal olefin polymerization with surprising structure
Organometallics 2010, 29, 5496 – 5503.


Publikationen vor 2010








frühere Spezialvorlesungen:

  • Orbitalwechselwirkungen in der Chemie: Anwendungen in Metallorganik und Homogenkatalyse (WS 1996/97)
  • Bindungsaktivierung mit Übergangsmetallen in der Organischen Chemie (SS 1997)
  • Moderne metallorganische Polymerisationskatalyse (WS 1997/98)
  • Angewandte MO-Theorie (WS 1998/99)
  • Metal Mediated CH- and CC-Activation for Organic Synthesis (SS 2000)
  • Metathese-Katalysatoren: neue Werkzeuge und Methoden für die organische Synthese (SS 2001)
  • Metallvermittelte organische Synthesen: von Mechanismus und Theorie zu Struktur und Funktion (SS 2005)
  • CH- und CC-Aktivierung und -Funktionalisierung (SS 2010)
  • Angewandte MO-Theorie in Organik, Metallorganik und Homogenkatalyse (SS 2012)
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