Peter Jutzi (1938 – 2024)

Peter Jutzi (1938 – 2024)

Author: ChemistryViews

Peter Jutzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Bielefeld, Germany, passed away on April 6, 2024. He was esteemed for his organometallic studies of the main group elements, especially silicon, and was also praised for his ‘clever and open manner’, as described in the university’s obituary [1].

Peter Jutzi’s research interests included organometallic chemistry, in particular the dynamic covalent chemistry of the elements of the 13th main group elements, the cyclopentadienyl compounds of the main group elements, the π-complexes of low-valence silica, the formation mechanisms and the preparation of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles as well as metal silsesquioxanes in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and sol-gel processes. His discovery of silicocenes was spectacular.


Peter Jutzi, born in Duisburg, Germany, in 1938, studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Marburg, Germany, in 1965 under the supervision of Max Schmidt. He habilitated at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1971 and became a professor at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1979, where he remained until his retirement in 2007.

Among his many honors, Peter Jutzi received the Alfred Stock Memorial Award in 2002, the F. S. Kipping Award in 2000, the Max Planck Research Award in 1992, and the Wacker Silicon Award in 1987.

Selected Publications


[1] Traueranzeige Peter Jutzi, NEUE WESTFÄLISCHE 15.06.2024. (accessed June 16, 2024)



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