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

Zhang, Z., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Asymmetric Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes.” Angew. Chem., no. 119, 2007, pp. 287–89.

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular enantioselective hydroalkoxylation of allenes.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 46, no. 1–2, Jan. 2007, pp. 283–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200603260. Full Text

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Room temperature hydroamination of N-alkenyl ureas catalyzed by a gold(i) N-heterocyclic carbene complex.Organic Letters, vol. 8, no. 23, Nov. 2006, pp. 5303–05. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol062107i. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and X. Han. “Gold-catalyzed hydroamination of C-C multiple bonds.” European Journal of Organic Chemistry, no. 20, Oct. 2006, pp. 4555–63. Scopus, doi:10.1002/ejoc.200600399. Full Text

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated alkenes with carboxamides.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 39, Oct. 2006, pp. 4143–44. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b608638a. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Platinum(II)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroarylation of unactivated alkenes with indoles.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 35, Sept. 2006, pp. 3717–19. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b607286k. Full Text

Han, Xiaoqing, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum-catalyzed intramolecular asymmetric hydroarylation of unactivated alkenes with indoles.Organic Letters, vol. 8, no. 17, Aug. 2006, pp. 3801–04. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol061441b. Full Text

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

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