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, Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

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

Widenhoefer, R. A. Unactivated Alkenes. Sept. 2009, pp. 203–22. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527626977.ch6. Full Text

Li, Hao, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular dihydroamination of allenes with N,N'-disubstituted ureas to form bicyclic imidazolidin-2-ones.Organic Letters, vol. 11, no. 12, June 2009, pp. 2671–74. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol900730w. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Syntheses, X-ray crystal structures, and solution behavior of monomeric, cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) pi-alkene complexes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 18, May 2009, pp. 6350–51. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja9015827. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Intermolecular hydroamination of ethylene and 1-alkenes with cyclic ureas catalyzed by achiral and chiral gold(I) complexes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 15, Apr. 2009, pp. 5372–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja9001162. Full Text

Toups, Kristina L., et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Allenes with Indoles.Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 694, no. 4, Feb. 2009, pp. 571–75. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2008.11.058. Full Text