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

Perch, Nicholas S., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Mechanism of palladium-catalyzed diene cyclization/hydrosilylation: direct observation of intramolecular carbometalation..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 20, May 2004, pp. 6332–46. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja049806f. Full Text

Wang, X., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Olefins with Carboxamides.” Organometallics, vol. 23, no. 8, Apr. 2004, pp. 1649–51. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om0498549. Full Text

Liu, Cong, et al. “Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular alkylation of indoles with unactivated olefins..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 12, Mar. 2004, pp. 3700–01. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja031814t. Full Text

Wang, Xiang, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium(II)- and platinum(II)-catalyzed addition of stabilized carbon nucleophiles to ethylene and propylene..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 6, Mar. 2004, pp. 660–61. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b316734h. Full Text

Han, Xiaoqing, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-catalyzed oxidative alkoxylation of alpha-alkenyl beta-diketones to form functionalized furans..” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 69, no. 5, Mar. 2004, pp. 1738–40. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo035576w. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A. “Palladium-catalyzed alkylation of unactivated olefins.” Pure and Applied Chemistry, vol. 76, no. 3, Jan. 2004, pp. 671–78. Scopus, doi:10.1351/pac200476030671. Full Text

Liu, C., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclization/Carboalkoxylation of Alkenyl Indoles,.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 126, 2004, pp. 10246–47.

Goj, L. A., et al. “Dramatic effect of homoallylic substitution on the rate of palladium-catalyzed diene cycloisomerization.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 687, no. 2, Dec. 2003, pp. 498–507. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2003.09.046. Full Text

Wang, Xiang, et al. “Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of unactivated olefins with dialkyl ketones..” Organic Letters, vol. 5, no. 15, July 2003, pp. 2699–701. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol034879+. Full Text