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, Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

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

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular amination of allylic alcohols with alkylamines.Organic Letters, vol. 13, no. 6, Mar. 2011, pp. 1334–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol103175w. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis and equilibrium binding studies of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) π-alkyne complexes.Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 696, no. 6, Mar. 2011. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.09.055. Full Text

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

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

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

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

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