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

Stengone, C. N., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,7-dienes to form substituted six-membered carbocycles.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 40, no. 8, Feb. 1999, pp. 1451–54. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(99)00022-2. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and S. L. Buchwald. “Electronic dependence of C-O reductive elimination from palladium (aryl)neopentoxide complexes.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 26, July 1998, pp. 6504–11. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja9806581. Full Text

Widenhoefer, Ross A., and Michael A. DeCarli. “Tandem Cyclization/Hydrosilylation of Functionalized 1,6-Dienes Catalyzed by a Cationic Palladium Complex.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 15, American Chemical Society (ACS), Apr. 1998, pp. 3805–06. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ja980242n. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular hydrosilylation of alkenylsilanes: Selective formation of six-membered silicon heterocycles.” Organometallics, vol. 17, no. 23, Jan. 1998, pp. 5124–27. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om980585u. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Direct observation of C-O reductive elimination from palladium aryl alkoxide complexes to form aryl ethers.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 119, no. 29, July 1997, pp. 6787–95. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja963324p. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and S. L. Buchwald. “Formation of palladium bis (amine) complexes from reaction of amine with palladium tris(o-tolyl)phosphine mono(amine) complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 15, no. 16, Aug. 1996, pp. 3534–42.

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Synthesis and solution structure of palladium tris(o-tolyl)phosphine mono(amine) complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 15, no. 12, June 1996, pp. 2745–54.

Widenhoefer, R. A., and S. L. Buchwald. “Halide and amine influence in the equilibrium formation of palladium tris(o-tolyl)phosphine mono(amine) complexes from palladium aryl halide dimers.” Organometallics, vol. 15, no. 12, June 1996, pp. 2755–63.

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