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

Pei, T., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric diene cyclization/hydrosilylation employing functionalized silanes and disiloxanes..” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 66, no. 23, Nov. 2001, pp. 7639–45. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo015724n. Full Text

Goj, L. A., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Mechanistic studies of the cycloisomerization of dimethyl diallylmalonate catalyzed by a cationic palladium phenanthroline complex..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 123, no. 45, Nov. 2001, pp. 11133–47. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0108685. Full Text

Pei, T., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular addition of 1,3-diones to unactivated olefins..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 123, no. 45, Nov. 2001, pp. 11290–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja011764x. Full Text

Madine, James W., et al. “Cyclization/Hydrosilylation of Functionalized Diynes Catalyzed by a Cationic Platinum Phenanthroline Complex.” Organic Letters, vol. 3, no. 10, American Chemical Society (ACS), May 2001, pp. 1591–92. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ol0158819. Full Text

Wang, X., et al. “Synthesis of carbobicyclic compounds via palladium-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation: evidence for reversible silylpalladation..” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 66, no. 5, Mar. 2001, pp. 1755–60. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo001438k. Full Text

Madine, J. W., et al. “Cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized diynes catalyzed by a cationic platinum phenanthroline complex..” Organic Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, Feb. 2001, pp. 385–88. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol006901u. Full Text

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

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