Faculty Profiles

Ross A. Widenhoefer
Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
124 Science Drive, 2101 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-1533
Fax: 
(919) 660-1605

Overview

Education:

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

Robertson, BD, Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Tandem gold/silver-catalyzed cycloaddition/hydroarylation of 7-aryl-1,6-enynes to form 6,6-diarylbicyclo[3.2.0]heptanes." Chemistry - A European Journal 21.15 (April 7, 2015): 5714-5717. Full Text

Robertson, BD, Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Tandem gold/silver-catalyzed cycloaddition/hydroarylation of 7-aryl-1,6-enynes to form 6,6-diarylbicyclo[3.2.0]heptanes." Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 21.15 (April 2015): 5714-5717. Full Text

Timmerman, JC, Robertson, BD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold-catalyzed intermolecular anti-markovnikov hydroamination of alkylidenecyclopropanes." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 54.7 (February 2015): 2251-2254. Full Text

Harris, RJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and characterization of a gold vinylidene complex lacking π-conjugated heteroatoms." Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 54.23 (2015): 6867-6869. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Akbulatov, S, Tian, Y, Widenhoefer, RA, Boulatov, R, and Craig, SL. "Photomechanical actuation of ligand geometry in enantioselective catalysis." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 53.52 (December 2014): 14508-14511. Full Text

Lee, SD, Timmerman, JC, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes Catalyzed by Mono- and Bis(gold) Phosphine Complexes." Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 356.14-15 (October 13, 2014): 3187-3192. Full Text

Lee, SD, Timmerman, JC, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Enantioselective intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated alkenes catalyzed by mono- and bis(gold) phosphine complexes." Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis 356.14-15 (October 1, 2014): 3187-3192. Full Text

Harris, RJ, Nakafuku, K, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Kinetics and mechanism of the racemization of aryl allenes catalyzed by cationic gold(I) phosphine complexes." Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 20.38 (September 2014): 12245-12254. Full Text

Harris, RJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of a gold carbenoid complex that lacks heteroatom stabilization." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 53.35 (August 2014): 9369-9371. Full Text

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