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

Harris, RJ, Carden, RG, Duncan, AN, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Kinetics and Mechanism of the Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes with Alcohols." Acs Catalysis 8.9 (September 7, 2018): 8941-8952. Full Text

Kim, N, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Cationic Gold Diarylallenylidene Complexes." Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English) 57.17 (April 2018): 4722-4726. 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

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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