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

Zhang, Z, Liu, C, Kinder, RE, Han, X, Qian, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Highly active Au(I) catalyst for the intramolecular exo-hydrofunctionalization of allenes with carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen nucleophiles." J Am Chem Soc 128.28 (July 19, 2006): 9066-9073. Full Text

Kinder, RE, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric cyclization/hydroboration of 1,6-enynes." Org Lett 8.10 (May 11, 2006): 1967-1969. Full Text

Han, X, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of alkenyl carbamates." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 45.11 (March 3, 2006): 1747-1749. Full Text

Qian, H, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of vinyl arenes with carboxamides." Org Lett 7.13 (June 23, 2005): 2635-2638. Full Text

Bender, CF, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefins with secondary alkylamines." Journal of the American Chemical Society 127.4 (February 2005): 1070-1071. Full Text

Qian, H, Pei, T, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Development, scope, and mechanism of the palladium-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of 3-butenyl β-diketones." Organometallics 24.2 (January 17, 2005): 287-301. Full Text

Liu, C, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Platinum(II)/europium(III)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of 4-pentenyl β-dicarbonyl compounds." Tetrahedron Letters 46.2 (January 10, 2005): 285-287. Full Text

Liu, C, Wang, X, Pei, T, and Widenhoefer, RA. "Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular oxidative alkylation of 4-pentenyl beta-dicarbonyl compounds." Chemistry 10.24 (December 3, 2004): 6343-6352. Full Text