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 - Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

Kisanga, P., et al. “Cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,5- and 1,6-dienes catalyzed by cationic palladium phenanthroline complexes.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 66, no. 2, Jan. 2001, pp. 635–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo001596b. Full Text

Kisanga, P., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Development, synthetic scope, and mechanistic studies of the palladium-catalyzed cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,6-dienes in the presence of silane.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 122, no. 41, Oct. 2000, pp. 10017–26. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja001730+. Full Text

Pei, T., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Asymmetric diene cyclization/hydrosilylation/oxidation employing 1-tert-butyl-3,3-dimethyl-1,1-diphenyldisiloxane.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 41, no. 40, Sept. 2000, pp. 7597–600. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01321-6. Full Text

Perch, Nicholas S., et al. “Reductive Cyclization of Dimethyl Diallylmalonate Catalyzed by Palladium−Bisoxazoline Complexes in the Presence of Silane and Water.” Organometallics, vol. 19, no. 13, American Chemical Society (ACS), June 2000, pp. 2541–45. Crossref, doi:10.1021/om000251g. Full Text

Perch, N. S., et al. “Enantioselective diene Cyclization/Hydrosilylation catalyzed by optically active palladium bisoxazoline and pyridine-oxazoline complexes.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 65, no. 12, June 2000, pp. 3836–45. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo0003192. Full Text

Pei, T., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Use of pentamethyldisiloxane in the palladium-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized dienes.Organic Letters, vol. 2, no. 10, May 2000, pp. 1469–71. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol005810u. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and A. Vadehra. “An improved catalyst for the cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,6-dienes employing dimethylphenylsilane.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 40, no. 49, Dec. 1999, pp. 8499–502. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(99)01706-2. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and C. N. Stengone. “Cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized dienes catalyzed by a cationic palladium phenanthroline complex.” Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 64, no. 23, Nov. 1999, pp. 8681–92. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jo9913006. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Cyclization/Hydrogermylation of Functionalized 1,6-Dienes Catalyzed by Cationic Palladium Complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 18, no. 22, Oct. 1999, pp. 4614–18. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om990546y. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and N. S. Perch. “Silane-promoted cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,6-dienes catalyzed by a cationic (π-allyl)palladium complex.” Organic Letters, vol. 1, no. 7, Oct. 1999, pp. 1103–05. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ol9908981. Full Text