György Keglevich was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1957 and graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1981 as a chemical engineer. He got PhD in 1984 and “Doctor of Chemical Science” degree in 1994, both in the subject of organophosphorus-chemistry. He obtained the “Dr Habil.” degree in 1995. DSc in 1994. He was a Research Associate at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) for more than one year duration with Professor Louis D. Quin. Two occasions, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts for shorter periods of time.
Keglevich developed a P-heterocyclic research in the subject of ring enlargement of five-membered P-heterocycles and on the utilization of the products so obtained. He elaborated the synthesis of a number of families of compounds. Bridged P-heterocycles, precursors of low-coordinated fragments, were synthesized and utilized in phosphorylations. The study on the synthesis and reactivity of aromatic phospholes forms another relevant part of his research. Additional research interests for Keglevich include Diels-Alder reactions, low-coordinated P-fragments, phosphine-transition metal complexes, selective reductions, phosphine-boranes, azacrown ethers with phosphonoalkyl side-chains and selective reductions. Mechanisms and theoretical aspects are also of his interest. Recently, he has turned towards environmentally friendly syntheses. Environmentally friendly chemistry (green chemistry) forms new aspects of his research. It means MW chemistry, the synergism of MW and phase transfer catalysis, ionic liquids, the development of new catalysts and monitoring reactions by in situ methods.
He took also part in industrial projects, such as the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates and products.
He is the author or co-author of ca 350 papers (the majority of which appeared in international journals).