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

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Highly active Au(I) catalyst for the intramolecular exo-hydrofunctionalization of allenes with carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen nucleophiles.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 128, no. 28, July 2006, pp. 9066–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja062045r. Full Text

Kinder, Robert E., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric cyclization/hydroboration of 1,6-enynes.Organic Letters, vol. 8, no. 10, May 2006, pp. 1967–69. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol052986t. Full Text

Han, Xiaoqing, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of alkenyl carbamates.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 45, no. 11, Mar. 2006, pp. 1747–49. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200600052. Full Text

Liu, Cong, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Scope and mechanism of the Pd(II)-catalyzed arylation/carboalkoxylation of unactivated olefins with indoles.Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 12, no. 8, Mar. 2006, pp. 2371–82. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.200500787. Full Text

Qian, Hua, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of vinyl arenes with carboxamides.Organic Letters, vol. 7, no. 13, June 2005, pp. 2635–38. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol050745f. Full Text

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefins with secondary alkylamines.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 127, no. 4, Feb. 2005, pp. 1070–71. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja043278q. Full Text

Qian, H., et al. “Development, scope, and mechanism of the palladium-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of 3-butenyl β-diketones.” Organometallics, vol. 24, no. 2, Jan. 2005, pp. 287–301. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om049373p. Full Text

Liu, C., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum(II)/europium(III)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of 4-pentenyl β-dicarbonyl compounds.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 46, no. 2, Jan. 2005, pp. 285–87. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.11.060. Full Text

Liu, Cong, et al. “Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular oxidative alkylation of 4-pentenyl beta-dicarbonyl compounds.Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 10, no. 24, Dec. 2004, pp. 6343–52. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.200400460. Full Text

Han, Xiaoqing, et al. “Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkylation of alkenyl-beta-keto esters, alpha-aryl ketones, and alkyl ketones in the presence of Me3SiCl or HCl.Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 10, no. 24, Dec. 2004, pp. 6333–42. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.200400459. Full Text