Faculty Profiles

Ross A. Widenhoefer
Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
124 Science Drive, 2101 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 401-9240
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

Brown, TJ, Robertson, BD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a cationic gold (I) π-(1,3-diene) complex generated via isomerization of a gold π-allene complex." Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 758 (May 15, 2014): 25-28. Full Text

Brown, TJ, Robertson, BD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a cationic gold (I) π-(1,3-diene) complex generated via isomerization of a gold π-allene complex." Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 758 (May 2014): 25-28. Full Text

Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Experimental evaluation of the electron donor ability of a gold phosphine fragment in a gold carbene complex." Chem Commun (Camb) 50.19 (March 7, 2014): 2420-2423. Full Text

Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Cationic, two-coordinate gold π complexes." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52.45 (November 4, 2013): 11714-11724. Full Text

Brooner, REM, Brown, TJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and study of cationic, two-coordinate triphenylphosphine-gold-π complexes." Chemistry 19.25 (June 17, 2013): 8276-8284. Full Text

Brooner, REM, Brown, TJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Direct observation of a cationic gold(I)-bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-1(7)-ene complex generated in the cycloisomerization of a 7-phenyl-1,6-enyne." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52.24 (June 10, 2013): 6259-6261. Full Text

Brown, TJ, Sugie, A, Leed, MGD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Structures and dynamic solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I)-π-allene complexes." Chemistry 18.22 (May 29, 2012): 6959-6971. Full Text

Butler, KL, Tragni, M, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold(I)-catalyzed stereoconvergent, intermolecular enantioselective hydroamination of allenes." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 51.21 (May 21, 2012): 5175-5178. Full Text

Pages

Liu, C, Han, XQ, Wang, X, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular alkylation of indoles with unactivated olefins." August 22, 2004.

Pei, T, Wang, X, Han, XQ, Qian, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Palladium-catalyzed addition of stabilized carbon nucleophiles to unactivated olefins." August 18, 2002.

Chakrapani, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Rh-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized enynes." August 18, 2002.

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