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

Lee, SD, Timmerman, JC, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes Catalyzed by Mono- and Bis(gold) Phosphine Complexes." Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 356.14-15 (October 13, 2014): 3187-3192. Full Text

Lee, SD, Timmerman, JC, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Enantioselective intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated alkenes catalyzed by mono- and bis(gold) phosphine complexes." Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis 356.14-15 (October 1, 2014): 3187-3192. Full Text

Harris, RJ, Nakafuku, K, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Kinetics and mechanism of the racemization of aryl allenes catalyzed by cationic gold(I) phosphine complexes." Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 20.38 (September 2014): 12245-12254. Full Text

Harris, RJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of a gold carbenoid complex that lacks heteroatom stabilization." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 53.35 (August 2014): 9369-9371. Full Text

Brown, TJ, Robertson, BD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a cationic gold (I) π-(1,3-diene) complex generated via isomerization of a gold π-allene complex." Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 758 (May 15, 2014): 25-28. Full Text

Brown, TJ, Robertson, BD, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a cationic gold (I) π-(1,3-diene) complex generated via isomerization of a gold π-allene complex." Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 758 (May 2014): 25-28. Full Text

Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Experimental evaluation of the electron donor ability of a gold phosphine fragment in a gold carbene complex." Chem Commun (Camb) 50.19 (March 7, 2014): 2420-2423. Full Text

Brooner, REM, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Cationic, two-coordinate gold π complexes." Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English) 52.45 (November 2013): 11714-11724. Full Text

Brooner, REM, Brown, TJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Synthesis and study of cationic, two-coordinate triphenylphosphine-gold-π complexes." Chemistry 19.25 (June 17, 2013): 8276-8284. Full Text

Brooner, REM, Brown, TJ, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Direct observation of a cationic gold(I)-bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-1(7)-ene complex generated in the cycloisomerization of a 7-phenyl-1,6-enyne." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52.24 (June 10, 2013): 6259-6261. Full Text

Pages

Liu, C, Han, XQ, Wang, X, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular alkylation of indoles with unactivated olefins." August 22, 2004.

Pei, T, Wang, X, Han, XQ, Qian, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Palladium-catalyzed addition of stabilized carbon nucleophiles to unactivated olefins." August 18, 2002.

Chakrapani, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Rh-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized enynes." August 18, 2002.

Widenhoefer, RA, Madine, JW, Wang, X, and Chakrapani, H. "Platinum-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized diynes." August 2001.

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