Faculty Profiles

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



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

Li, Hao, et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Allenes with Ureas..” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 696, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 316–20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.09.045. Full Text

Brooner, R. E. M., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Syntheses, x-ray crystal structures, and solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) η2-diene complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 30, no. 11, 2011, pp. 3182–93. Scival, doi:10.1021/om200291s. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and F. Song. Gold-Catalyzed Addition of Oxygen Nucleophiles to C-C Multiple Bonds. Oct. 2010, pp. 462–92. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527633388.ch12. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and F. Song. Gold-Catalyzed Addition of Nitrogen and Sulfur Nucleophiles to C-C Multiple Bonds. Oct. 2010, pp. 437–61. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527633388.ch11. Full Text

Brown, T. J., et al. “Solid-state and dynamic solution behavior of a cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) π-allene complex.” Organometallics, vol. 29, no. 19, Oct. 2010, pp. 4207–09. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om100688t. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Hao, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Intramolecular Diamination and Alkoxyamination of Alkenes with N-Sulfonyl Ureas With N-Iodosuccinimide..” Tetrahedron, vol. 66, no. 26, June 2010, pp. 4827–31. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2010.03.082. Full Text

Toups, Kristina L., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum(II)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of monosubstituted allenes with secondary alkylamines..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 46, no. 10, Mar. 2010, pp. 1712–14. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b925859k. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed amination of allylic alcohols with cyclic ureas and related nucleophiles..” Organic Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, Mar. 2010, pp. 1184–87. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol902923e. Full Text Open Access Copy

Duncan, Alethea N., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamination of Allenes with Arylamines..” Synlett : Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, vol. 2010, no. 3, Feb. 2010, pp. 419–22. Epmc, doi:10.1055/s-0029-1218555. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Syntheses and X-ray crystal structures of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) pi-alkene complexes that contain a sterically hindered o-biphenylphosphine ligand..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 42, Nov. 2009, pp. 6451–53. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b914632f. Full Text