The Thiele group
Picture: P. Czechowski,

Johann Primozic

Working area(s)

Bachelor thesis 04/16 - 07/16, Student assistant 08/17 - 09/17, Master thesis 04/18 - 10/18, PhD thesis 12/18 -


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64287 Darmstadt

Field of research

  • Investigation of reaction mechanisms using moderner NMR spectroscopy
  • Structure elucidation of reactive intermediates


00 – 13 Primary and Secondary School, Groß-Umstadt
10/13 – 09/16 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
10/16 – 02/17 Scientific Practical Course, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari/Italy, with Prof. Dr.
Ugo G. Azzena
10/16 – 10/18 Master of Science in Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
04/18 – 10/18 Master's thesis project, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh/Scotland, with Prof. Dr. Guy C. Lloyd-Jones FRS
since 12/18 PhD Programme in Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt

Bachelor thesis

Title Influence of Decomposition Reactions on the Enantiodifferentiating Properties of PBDG
Group Prof. Dr. C. M. Thiele
Place Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Master thesis

Title Mechanistic Investigation of the gem-Difluorocyclopropanation of Alkenes by TMSCF3
Group Prof. Dr. G. C. Lloyd-Jones FRS, Prof. Dr. C. M. Thiele
Place School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh; Clemens-Schöpf-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie, Fachbereich Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Prizes and awards

10/17 – 09/18 Deutschlandstipendium
03/18 – 10/18 Otto-Bayer-Scholarship, Bayer Science & Education Foundation
08/19 – 08/21 Kekulé-PhD-Fellowship, Chemical Industry Fund (FCI)


1 D. Sinnaeve, J. Ilgen, M. E. Di Pietro, J. J. Primozic, V. Schmidts, C. M. Thiele, B. Luy
Probing long-range anisotropic interactions – A general and sign-sensitive strategy to measure 1H-1H residual dipolar couplings as a key advance for organic structure determination
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 5316-5320; Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 5354-5358. [Raw Data: DOI 10.6084/m9.figshare.11297651]
2 A. García-Domínguez, T. H. West, J. J. Primozic, K. M. Grant, C. P. Johnston, G. G. Cumming, A. G. Leach, G. C. Lloyd-Jones
Difluorocarbene Generation from TMSCF3: Kinetics and Mechanism of NaI-Mediated and Si-Induced Anionic Chain Reactions
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 14649–14663.


1 S. Weißheit, J. J. Primozic, C. M. Thiele
How Acidic Decomposition Products of CDCl3 Influence the Orientational Properties of Alignment Media
EUROMAR 2016, Aarhus/Denmark, 07/16.
2 J. J. Primozic, T. H. West, G. C. Lloyd-Jones
Mechanistic Insight into the Anion-Initiated gem-Difluorocyclopropanation of Alkenes by TMSCF3: Partition as Key Feature
691. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on “Physical Organic Chemistry: Recent developments in instrumentation, structure, theory, and mechanisms", Bad Honnef, 02/19.
3 J. J. Primozic, C. M. Thiele
Diastereodivergent Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Cyclobutenes: Kinetics and HPLC-MS Studies
International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2021, Évora/Portugal, 09/21.