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

Perch, N. S., et al. “Enantioselective diene Cyclization/Hydrosilylation catalyzed by optically active palladium bisoxazoline and pyridine-oxazoline complexes..” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 65, no. 12, June 2000, pp. 3836–45. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo0003192. Full Text

Pei, T., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Use of pentamethyldisiloxane in the palladium-catalyzed cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized dienes..” Organic Letters, vol. 2, no. 10, May 2000, pp. 1469–71. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol005810u. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and A. Vadehra. “An improved catalyst for the cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,6-dienes employing dimethylphenylsilane.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 40, no. 49, Dec. 1999, pp. 8499–502. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(99)01706-2. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and C. N. Stengone. “Cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized dienes catalyzed by a cationic palladium phenanthroline complex.” Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 64, no. 23, Nov. 1999, pp. 8681–92. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jo9913006. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., et al. “Cyclization/Hydrogermylation of Functionalized 1,6-Dienes Catalyzed by Cationic Palladium Complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 18, no. 22, Oct. 1999, pp. 4614–18. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om990546y. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and N. S. Perch. “Silane-promoted cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,6-dienes catalyzed by a cationic (π-allyl)palladium complex.” Organic Letters, vol. 1, no. 7, Oct. 1999, pp. 1103–05. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ol9908981. Full Text

Perch, N. S., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Asymmetric cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,6-dienes catalyzed by enantiomerically pure palladium pyridine-oxazoline complexes [13].” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 121, no. 29, July 1999, pp. 6960–61. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja990461o. Full Text

Stengone, C. N., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,7-dienes to form substituted six-membered carbocycles.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 40, no. 8, Feb. 1999, pp. 1451–54. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(99)00022-2. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and S. L. Buchwald. “Electronic dependence of C-O reductive elimination from palladium (aryl)neopentoxide complexes.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 26, July 1998, pp. 6504–11. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja9806581. Full Text

Widenhoefer, Ross A., and Michael A. DeCarli. “Tandem Cyclization/Hydrosilylation of Functionalized 1,6-Dienes Catalyzed by a Cationic Palladium Complex.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 15, American Chemical Society (ACS), Apr. 1998, pp. 3805–06. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ja980242n. Full Text

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