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

Goj, L. A., et al. “Erratum: "Dramatic effect of homoallylic substitution on the rate of palladium-catalyzed diene cycloisomerization" (Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2003) vol. 687 (498-507) 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2003.09.046).” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 689, no. 17, Sept. 2004, p. 2845. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2004.06.001. Full Text

Liu, C., et al. “Erratum: Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular alkylation of indoles with unactivated olefins (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2004) 126 (3700-3701)).” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 33, Aug. 2004, p. 10493. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja0470362. Full Text

Liu, Cong, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-catalyzed cyclization/carboalkoxylation of alkenyl indoles.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 33, Aug. 2004, pp. 10250–51. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja046810i. Full Text

Qian, Hua, et al. “Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkoxylation of gamma- and delta-hydroxy olefins to form cyclic ethers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 31, Aug. 2004, pp. 9536–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0477773. Full Text

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