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

Kim, N., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Ionization of gold (γ-methoxy)vinyl complexes generates reactive gold vinyl carbene complexes.” Chemical Science, vol. 10, no. 24, Jan. 2019, pp. 6149–56. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9sc01574d. Full Text

Harris, R. J., et al. “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes with Alcohols.” Acs Catalysis, vol. 8, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 8941–52. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acscatal.8b02211. Full Text

Kim, Nana, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Cationic Gold Diarylallenylidene Complexes..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 57, no. 17, Apr. 2018, pp. 4722–26. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201713209. Full Text

Carden, Robert G., et al. “Experimental Evaluation of (L)Au Electron-Donor Ability in Cationic Gold Carbene Complexes..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 23, no. 71, Dec. 2017, pp. 17992–8001. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201703820. Full Text

Lanier, Megan L., et al. “Formal Synthesis of (+)-Laurencin by Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Dehydrative Alkoxylation..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 23, no. 30, May 2017, pp. 7180–84. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201700499. Full Text

Timmerman, Jacob C., et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Terminal and Internal Alkenes with 2-Pyridones..” Organic Letters, vol. 19, no. 6, Mar. 2017, pp. 1466–69. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00450. Full Text

Kim, N., et al. “Unexpected Skeletal Rearrangement in the Gold(I)/Silver(I)-Catalyzed Conversion of 7-Aryl-1,6-enynes to Bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-6-enes via Hidden Brønsted Acid Catalysis.” Organometallics, vol. 36, no. 3, Feb. 2017, pp. 673–78. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00868. Full Text

Timmerman, Jacob C., et al. “Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular, anti-Markovnikov Hydroarylation of Methylenecyclopropanes with Indoles..” Organic Letters, vol. 18, no. 19, Oct. 2016, pp. 4966–69. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02431. Full Text

Harris, R. J., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Gold carbenes, gold-stabilized carbocations, and cationic intermediates relevant to gold-catalysed enyne cycloaddition..” Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 45, no. 16, Aug. 2016, pp. 4533–51. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c6cs00171h. Full Text

Li, H., et al. “Kinetics and Mechanism of Allene Racemization Catalyzed by a Gold N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex.” Organometallics, vol. 35, no. 13, July 2016, pp. 2242–48. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00307. Full Text

Pages

Widenhoefer, R. A., and C. F. Bender. “Silane-initiated carbocyclization catalyzed by transition metal complexes.” Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, vol. 11, 2007, pp. 367–410.

Widenhoefer, Ross A. “Cationic, two-coordinate gold p-complexes containing an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2012.

Brooner, Rachel E. M., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis and solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) p-complexes bearing a triphenylphosphine ligand.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2012.

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective intramolecular dehydrative amination of allylic alcohols with carbamates.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, 2012.

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) P -allene complexes: Syntheses, X-ray crystal structures, and dynamic solution behavior.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 242, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2011.

Butler, Kristina L., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum(II)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of allenes.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 242, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2011.

Brown, Timothy J., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Dinuclear gold(I) s,P -acetylide complex formation via gold(I) P -alkyne complexes: Kinetics and mechanism.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 242, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2011.

Lee, Seong Du, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective intermolecular hydroamination of unactivated 1-alkenes with cyclic ureas.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 242, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2011.

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intermolecular amination of allylic alcohols with cyclic ureas and related nucleophiles.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 240, 2010.

Duncan, Alethea N., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Mechanistic studies and scrope of gold(I)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of allenes with arylamines.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 239, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2010.

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “ORGN 42-Gold(I)-catalyzed dynamic kinetic enantioselective hydroamination.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 236, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2008.

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