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

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “The regio- and stereospecific intermolecular dehydrative alkoxylation of allylic alcohols catalyzed by a gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 19, no. 10, Mar. 2013, pp. 3437–44. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201203987. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Mechanistic analysis of gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular allene hydroalkoxylation reveals an off-cycle bis(gold) vinyl species and reversible C-O bond formation..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, no. 22, June 2012, pp. 9134–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja303844h. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Structures and dynamic solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I)-π-allene complexes..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 18, no. 22, May 2012, pp. 6959–71. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201103289. Full Text

Butler, Kristina L., et al. “Gold(I)-catalyzed stereoconvergent, intermolecular enantioselective hydroamination of allenes..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 51, no. 21, May 2012, pp. 5175–78. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201201584. Full Text

Brooner, R. E. M., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Erratum: Syntheses, X-ray crystal structures, and solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) η 2-diene complexes (Organometallics (2011)).” Organometallics, vol. 31, no. 8, Apr. 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om300224f. Full Text

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective intramolecular dehydrative amination of allylic alcohols with carbamates..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 51, no. 6, Feb. 2012, pp. 1405–07. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201107877. Full Text

Brooner, R. E. M., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis and structure of dicationic, bis(gold) φ-alkene complexes containing a 2,2-bis(phosphino)biphenyl ligand.” Organometallics, vol. 31, no. 2, Jan. 2012, pp. 768–71. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om200948z. Full Text

Brown, T. J., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Cationic gold(I) π-complexes of terminal alkynes and their conversion to dinuclear σ,π-acetylide complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 30, no. 21, Nov. 2011, pp. 6003–09. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om200840g. Full Text

Brooner, Rachel E. McKinney, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Stereochemistry and mechanism of the Brønsted acid catalyzed intramolecular hydrofunctionalization of an unactivated cyclic alkene..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 17, no. 22, May 2011, pp. 6170–78. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201003128. Full Text

Li, Hao, et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of N-Allylic,N'-Aryl Ureas to form Imidazolidin-2-ones..” Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, vol. 353, no. 6, Apr. 2011, pp. 955–62. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adsc.201000844. Full Text

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Goj, L. A., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Role of palladium cyclopentyl chelate complexes in the palladium-catalyzed cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,6-dienes..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 222, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2001, pp. U140–U140.

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Platinum-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized diynes..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 222, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2001, pp. U142–U142.

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Palladium-catalyzed cyclization of 4-pentenylsilanes to form six-membered silicon heterocycles..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 216, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1998, pp. U555–U555.

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Tandem cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,6-dienes catalyzed by a cationic palladium complex..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 216, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1998, pp. U571–U571.

WIDENHOEFER, R. A., et al. “THE SYNTHESIS AND REDUCTIVE ELIMINATION OF PALLADIUM AMINE COMPLEXES.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 210, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1995, pp. 70-INOR.

CASEY, C. P., et al. “KINETICS AND MECHANISM OF THE FORMATION OF THE BIS(ETHYLIDYNE) TRICOBALT CLUSTER CP-ASTERISK-C-3(CO3)(MU-3-CCH3)2 FROM ACETYLENE AND CP-ASTERISK-C-3(CO3)(MU-2-H)3(MU-3-H).” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 209, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1995, pp. 304-INOR.

CASEY, C. P., et al. “CONVERSION OF ACETYLENE TO A TRIPLE BRIDGED ETHYLIDYNE LIGAND ON THE CLUSTER CP-ASTERISK-3CO3(MU-3-H)(MU-2-H)3.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 206, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1993, pp. 194-INOR.

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