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

Kim, N, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Cationic Gold Diarylallenylidene Complexes." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) (March 2, 2018). Full Text

Carden, RG, Lam, N, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Experimental Evaluation of (L)Au Electron-Donor Ability in Cationic Gold Carbene Complexes." Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 23.71 (December 2017): 17992-18001. Full Text

Lanier, ML, Park, H, Mukherjee, P, Timmerman, JC, Ribeiro, AA, Widenhoefer, RA, and Hong, J. "Formal Synthesis of (+)-Laurencin by Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Dehydrative Alkoxylation." Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 23.30 (May 2017): 7180-7184. Full Text

Timmerman, JC, Laulhe, S, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Terminal and Internal Alkenes with 2-Pyridones." ORGANIC LETTERS 19.6 (March 17, 2017): 1466-1469. Full Text

Timmerman, JC, Laulhé, S, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Terminal and Internal Alkenes with 2-Pyridones." Organic letters 19.6 (March 7, 2017): 1466-1469. Full Text

Timmerman, JC, Schmitt, WW, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular, anti-Markovnikov Hydroarylation of Methylenecyclopropanes with Indoles." Organic letters 18.19 (October 2016): 4966-4969. Full Text

Harris, RJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold carbenes, gold-stabilized carbocations, and cationic intermediates relevant to gold-catalysed enyne cycloaddition." Chemical Society reviews 45.16 (August 2016): 4533-4551. Full Text

Li, H, Harris, RJ, Nakafuku, K, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Kinetics and Mechanism of Allene Racemization Catalyzed by a Gold N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex." Organometallics 35.13 (July 11, 2016): 2242-2248. Full Text

Brooner, REM, Brown, TJ, Chee, MA, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Effect of Substitution, Ring Size, and Counterion on the Intermediates Generated in the Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes." Organometallics 35.11 (June 13, 2016): 2014-2021. Full Text

Pages

Widenhoefer, RA, and Bender, CF. "Silane-initiated carbocyclization catalyzed by transition metal complexes." Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III. December 1, 2007. 367-410.

Butler, KL, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum(II)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of allenes." August 28, 2011.

Zhang, Z, and Widenhoefer, RA. "ORGN 589-Gold(I)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroalkoxylation of allenes." August 17, 2008.

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