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

Brooner, R. E. M., et al. “Effect of Substitution, Ring Size, and Counterion on the Intermediates Generated in the Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes.” Organometallics, vol. 35, no. 11, June 2016, pp. 2014–21. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00306. Full Text

Bender, C. F., et al. “Mechanism of the Platinum(II)-Catalyzed Hydroamination of 4-Pentenylamines.” Organometallics, vol. 35, no. 2, Jan. 2016, pp. 113–25. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00821. Full Text

Timmerman, J. C., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Methylenecyclopropanes with 2-Pyridones.” Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 357, no. 16–17, Nov. 2015, pp. 3703–06. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adsc.201500866. Full Text

Harris, Robert J., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis and Characterization of a Gold Vinylidene Complex Lacking π-Conjugated Heteroatoms..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 54, no. 23, June 2015, pp. 6867–69. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201501474. Full Text

Robertson, Bradley D., et al. “Tandem gold/silver-catalyzed cycloaddition/hydroarylation of 7-aryl-1,6-enynes to form 6,6-diarylbicyclo[3.2.0]heptanes..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 21, no. 15, Apr. 2015, pp. 5714–17. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201500371. Full Text

Timmerman, Jacob C., et al. “Gold-catalyzed intermolecular anti-markovnikov hydroamination of alkylidenecyclopropanes..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 54, no. 7, Feb. 2015, pp. 2251–54. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201410871. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Photomechanical actuation of ligand geometry in enantioselective catalysis..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 53, no. 52, Dec. 2014, pp. 14508–11. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201407494. Full Text

Brooner, R. E. M., et al. “Mechanism of 1,3-hydrogen migration in a gold bicyclo[3.2.0]heptene complex: The role of brønsted acid in the gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 7-aryl-1,6-enynes.” Organometallics, vol. 33, no. 22, Nov. 2014, pp. 6466–73. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om500815k. Full Text

Lee, S. D., et al. “Enantioselective intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated alkenes catalyzed by mono- and bis(gold) phosphine complexes.” Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 356, no. 14–15, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Oct. 2014, pp. 3187–92. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adsc.201400268. Full Text

Harris, Robert J., et al. “Kinetics and mechanism of the racemization of aryl allenes catalyzed by cationic gold(I) phosphine complexes..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 20, no. 38, Sept. 2014, pp. 12245–54. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.201402729. Full Text

Pages

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “ORGN 42-Gold(I)-catalyzed dynamic kinetic enantioselective hydroamination.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 236, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2008.

Bender, Christopher F., et al. “PRES 11-Platinum catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefines with secondary alkylamines.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 235, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2008.

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “INOR 555-Gold-catalyzed enantioselective cyclization of allenyl alcohols.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 234, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2007.

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “ORGN 188-Au(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefins with carboxamides.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 232, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2006.

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “ORGN 187-Au(I)-catalyzed cyclizations of allenyl alcohols.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 232, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2006.

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “INOR 437-Mechanism for the intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefins with secondary alkylamines.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 232, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2006.

Kinder, Robert E., et al. “ORGN 922-Au(I)-Catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of allenyl carbamates.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 232, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2006.

Kinder, Robert E., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric borylative cyclization of 1,6-enynes.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 231, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2006.

Bender, C. F., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated olefins with secondary alkylamines.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 230, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2005, pp. U3226–U3226.

Qian, H., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of vinyl arenes with carboxamides.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 230, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2005, pp. U3226–U3226.

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